The health, safety and well being of Victorian public healthcare workers is a high priority for the Department of Health and Human Services. It is clear that the sustainability of our health system, the quality of care provided and patient outcomes are dependent on high-functioning teams and a positive workplace culture.
The department is taking a proactive, integrated and strategic approach to supporting health services, as employers, to meet all their occupational health and safety obligations. Accountability for ongoing oversight and support for good practice remains with health services. However, as system manager the department is responsible for strengthening leadership and governance of teams across the public healthcare system to ensure they are equipped to respond to poor workplace culture, and to prevent and intervene effectively where necessary.
Eliminating bullying and harassment in Victorian healthcare - strategy
'Our pathway to change'outlines strategies to promote and drive a consistent, system-wide approach to facilitating culture change, addressing bullying and harassment and ensuring equity and diversity.
Framework for promoting a positive workplace culture: preventing bullying, harassment and discrimination
A framework and related resources support health services to build and strengthen a positive workplace culture.
Eliminating bullying and harassment in healthcare - learning and development
Resources are available to help health services deliver effective training to prevent and respond to bullying and harassment.
Know Better, Be Better.
Know Better, Be Better is a targeted awareness campaign for the health sector, developed by the department and WorkSafe Victoria.
Resources on addressing bullying and harassment in healthcare services
Many resources are available to help health services to address bullying and harassment in their organisation.
Bullying and Harassment in Healthcare Advisory Group
The Bullying and Harassment Advisory Group supports the implementation of key projects outlined in <i>Our pathway to change</i>.
Reports on bullying and harassment in the healthcare sector
Previous reports outline findings in relation to bullying and harrassment.
Reviewed 15 February 2017