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Caring for the Carers – Expert Panel Discussion on Current Health and Safety Challenges in Healthcare Sector
October 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
To mark both National Work Health and Safety Month and National Mental Health Month in October, we are presenting a special complimentary 1-2 pm hour workshop (on Zoom), looking at the health, safety and well-being concerns of people working in the healthcare sector – ‘Caring for the Carers‘.
Date: Tuesday 5th October, 2021; on Zoom
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm.
To Register: Please CLICK HERE
The Healthcare and Social Assistance profession is the largest employing industry in Australia. It is rapidly expanding and is projected to continue to do so as the population both grows and ages, amplifying any current work health and safety issues and trends.
Even before Covid-19 came along, healthcare professionals have had to deal with an increasing prevalence of occupational violence, assault, bullying and intimidation. Now, coupled with Covid-19, healthcare professionals are facing significant stresses and pressures in their work – and social – lives.
This complimentary 1 hour briefing aims to shed some light on some of these key issues affecting the health and safety of Health and Aged Care professionals.
The meeting will consider OHS challenges – particularly in the context of Australia’s responses to the Covid-19 pandemic – from three different perspectives of nurses and support staff, the medical specialist and the General Practitioner:
Through this briefing, participants will gain some insight into the nature, extent and complexities associated with current (and developing) occupational health and safety in the healthcare sector, together with some ideas for strategies on how to manage these challenges.
Our speakers are:
Mental Health of Nurses & support staff – Esther Murray (Nurse Educator)
Esther Murray is an experienced Mental Health Registered Nurse who has worked in the Acute Health settling through this Covid 19 period. Esther formerly was CEO of Manningham Health. Esther will talk about her “Reflections of the past 18 months – Covid 19”.
OHS and the Specialist – Professor Paddy Dewan
Paddy is a Paediatric Urologist and a Paediatric General Surgeon offering CARE to children and families, and advice to adults, affected by congenital conditions. Paddy operates on a wide range of problems that require surgery for children that come within the specialties of General Surgery and Urology.
OHS and the General Practitioner – Dr Magdalena Simonis
Magdalena is a GP and a Senior Honorary Researcher with the Safer Families Centre for Research Excellence, University of Melbourne. She is on the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), Expert Committee for Quality Care and is on the National COVID-19 Evidence based Taskforce Expert Advisory group.
M.C. – Dr David McIvor – Managing Director of Occupational Safety and Health Associates and CEO of WorkSafety Pty Limited.
For more information and to enrol in this workshop, please CLICK HERE
If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected] or telephone 03 9848 6788.
Medical Intern at Royal Melbourne Hospital. IT/Memberships Officer for VMWS.