The results of the 2013 YourSay Workplace Culture Survey demonstrate a modest improvement in workplace culture across the NSW Health system.
More than 43,000 staff and volunteers responded to the survey – about 32 per cent of NSW Health’s workforce (headcount) - a seven per cent increase in responses since the survey was first conducted in 2011.
NSW Health’s Director General, Dr Mary Foley is pleased to see that more employees are taking part in the survey and that they feel confident that their views are taken seriously.
Dr Foley said she would have liked to have seen a greater overall improvement from the 2011 survey results, but is confident that NSW Health’s Organisational Culture Change strategy will help staff to create a more positive workplace culture. “Improvements in workplace culture have not been uniform across the system, but we have learnt valuable lessons from those local health districts and agencies where there has been a marked improvement,” Dr Foley said.
Dr Foley is pleased to see many local health districts and health agencies improving on their results from 2011 in key areas including good team morale and workplace culture.
“I congratulate all the staff across NSW Health who have worked hard to improve their workplace culture and I encourage them to continue implementing strategies for further change,” Dr Foley said.
Chief executives of local health districts and other health agencies will be examining their own results closely and implementing local action plans to build on the progress they have made to date, and target those areas requiring greater attention highlighted in the survey.
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Full and summary reports are available for organisations that comprised NSW Health at the time of completing the survey. These results will be used to guide local discussions and action planning to continue to improve workplace culture in each of our facilities to assist us in providing the best possible health care to the people of New South Wales.