Nursing and Midwifery Strategy for Transforming Person-Centred Cultures 2024 -2029
Welcome to Nursing and Midwifery – Our Strategy for Transforming Person Centred Cultures 2024-2029, our Nursing and Midwifery strategy aimed at delivering person-centred practice to our community. This strategy acknowledges the influences on Nursing and Midwifery practice and the need for our care to remain responsive within complex and changing healthcare environments. Our new strategy provides a roadmap for the future. It learns from the past and draws on the views of many of our Nurses and Midwives in shaping the future direction of Nursing and Midwifery within SESLHD.
Developing Our Strategy
The previous strategy, Journey to Care 2017 – 2021 was due for review. During the last 18 months, our SESLHD Nursing and Midwifery, Practice and Workforce Unit (NMPWU) and Directors of Nursing and Midwifery have led in partnership with Professor Tanya McCance the development of the SESLHD Nursing & Midwifery – Our Strategy for Transforming Person-Centred Cultures 2024 – 2029. The process for developing of the Strategy was aimed at building consensus, beginning with the Directors of Nursing and Midwifery (DONM) across SESLHD, followed by a series of engagement events. This enabled a diverse range of stakeholder groups to shape the overall vision and strategic priorities for Nursing and Midwifery for the next 3-5 years. The strategy was reimagined through the lens of the Person-Centred Practice Framework (McCance & McCormack 2021) facilitated and supported by Professor Tanya McCance, a recognised expert in the field of person-centred practice.
Launching Our Strategy
On Monday November 6th 2023, over 100 colleagues from across SESLHD joined us to launch the SESLHD Nursing and Midwifery – Our Strategy for Transforming Person-Centred Cultures 2024 -2029. Officially launched by Kate Hackett, SELHD Director of Nursing and Midwifery, we also were treated joined by Professor Tanya McCance and Professor Brendan McCormack, both internationally recognised experts in the field of person-centred practice who provided keynote presentations. Our Directors of Nursing and Midwifery joined us on the day with Lauren Strugess, Director of Nursing and Midwifery at St George Hospital providing her reflection son the strategy and the journey of developing the strategy. Karen Tuqiri, Director of Nursing at Prince of Wales Hospital shared an overview of the Strategy and shared with the audience and outlined the key elements of the Strategy.
Where to from here?
Our Strategy will soon be officially launched at every facility and service within SESLHD. Work is underway on an implementation and evaluation plan to support our Strategy over the next 5 years. Stay tuned for more updates!