Executive Director – People, Culture and Development
Hepburn Health Service
12:00 PM Panel Discussion: Coping with Growth and Demand When There is a Workforce Shortage in the Health Space
Although recruiting and retaining the right people is important in workforce planning, a key area of focus should be how Australia’s major health associations can successfully handle a shortage of workers and up-skill their teams to cater to this trend. In particular, the challenges in the health workforce, which includes an increase in retirees and the need for people in specialty areas, calls for an effective workforce strategy. With this, regulation is often implemented, but do these changes improve workforce strategy?
- Understanding regulation changes, including the NDIS scheme, and whether these changes will improve quality healthcare
- Thinking strategically to enact workforce redesign
- Recruiting the right people with the right skills to respond to demand for services
- Recognising positive developments to working with education sectors and workforce readiness