Undoubtedly, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the health system and those working within the sector. The pandemic has placed unprecedented pressure on the health system, with higher demand for services and increased risk for staff and patients creating additional stress in an already high-intensity environment.
During these challenging times, the impact on workforce wellness can be felt across healthcare personnel, including doctors and nurses, allied health professionals, administrative and ancillary staff. It is more important than ever for our greatest assets – frontline health workers – to look after their own health and wellbeing.
There has never been a more important time to ensure the healthcare workforce is supported adequately with strategies to cope effectively with the challenges posed by the pandemic.
The following links provide a range of strategies, tools and resources implemented in Australia to support the healthcare workforce.