Our new values

It gives me enormous pleasure to introduce Austin Health's new values.

Our new values are:


Our values have been developed through a process of collaboration and inclusion. More than 1,000 people across all areas and levels of Austin Health have contributed to defining who we are and what is important to us.

Our values are strong, clearly articulated reflections of how we work at Austin Health.

Values are more than words on a page. They influence our behaviours and the work that we do. They drive the qualities and behaviours that we expect from one another, that we need individually and collectively to be successful.

With these values, I am confident we have the foundations to build a strong, positive workplace culture, which will in turn be reflected in the services we provide to our community.

Over the next five weeks you will find a range of opportunities to engage in discussions and activities that bring these values to life. I encourage you all to visit the values Hub page to find out how you can be involved in the activities planned.

I look forward to sharing more about each of our new values over the coming weeks.


People Matter Survey

A reminder that the 2018 People Matter survey is now open.

The People Matter survey is run by the Victorian Public Sector Commission (VPSC). I strongly encourage all staff to participate and take the opportunity to have your say. Your opinions and feedback will be gathered to help us continue building strong employee engagement and culture. This year the survey has been shortened with less questions, in turn reducing the time to complete the survey.

Please click here to complete the survey. If for any reason the link does not work, please copy & paste the following link into your browser: www.orima.com.au/peoplematter/austin

You can also access the survey via the Austin Health Staff Portal or by scanning the QR (Quick Reference) code on any of the promotional posters across the sites.

Individual responses to the survey are de-identified and kept confidential. The VPSC will not use the results to identify of individuals and strict rules are in place to safeguard your anonymity at every stage of the survey process.

The survey runs until Friday 11th May. I encourage you all to participate.

Staff Open Forums commence this week

I'm looking forward to seeing many of you at the all-staff forums which are taking place across all three sites and begin at the Royal Talbot today.

I will be updating you on the key things that have been happening across the organisation and our exciting plans for the remainder of 2018. I am particularly looking forward to unveiling our new values in detail.

The forums will take place at:

Royal Talbot 2pm today (Monday April 30)
Meeting rooms 1 and 2

Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital 1:30pm Tuesday 1 May 2018
Acacia Room

Austin Hospital 12:00pm Friday 11 May 2018
John Lindell Lecture Theatre

Appointment Medical Director - Mental Health

I am delighted that Dr Suzy Redston has been appointed to the position of Medical Director, Mental Health Division.

As many of you will already be aware, Suzy is a highly regarded psychiatrist, who is passionate about patient-centred care, clinical governance, evidenced based treatments, research and service improvement. Suzy has been acting in the role of Medical Director, Mental Health Division since August 2017 and prior to this was the Clinical Director of the Specialty Services at Austin Health which included the Psychological Trauma Recovery Service and the Brain Disorders Unit.

I hope you all have a great week.

Sue Shilbury