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Post-Pandemic Education Forum on the Future of Healthcare in Western Sydney –

WSLHD Post Pandemic Education Forum. Graeme Roy (WSLHD CE)

Some of the brightest minds in education and healthcare from the West Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) gathered at the Post-Pandemic Education (PPE) Forum to assess the shape of Western Sydney’s healthcare system after adapting to COVID-19 .

WSLHD’s Research and Education Network (REN) hosted within the Parramatta Square Business and Events Center with a central theme of leveraging technology to enhance educational and practice opportunities for all staff working at WSLHD. rice field. This included panel discussions, table discussions and zoom addresses with experts in the digital health field.

Distinguished guests included New South Wales Health Secretary Susan Pearce for a keynote analysis of the challenges posed by the pandemic and how agility has been an advantage in responding to the evolving situation. I gave a lecture.

“I think we have an opportunity to put all of this back in the background, not just back to business as usual. No,” Pierce said.

One of the key areas Pierce addressed during the two-day event on October 12th and 13th was the different skills that medical staff need to have and how these areas are better suited to the learning environment. It was about how to capture

WSLHD Post Pandemic Education Forum. Susan Pearce (Secretary of Health, New South Wales)

“How do we educate staff about the fact that while technical skills are important, so are human skills? It is about how they felt and rarely about the clinical care they received.

“Our health care system is exhausted. How do we deliver something we can expect in the future, and how do we start adjusting the way we think about it?”

Graeme Loy, CEO of WSLHD, also touched on the importance of professional development for a holistic learning and working environment.

“The backbone of where we are going and our strategy for the future must always be centered around education, improvement and growth. Not only from a clinical perspective, but also from a professional and workforce perspective. is,” says Loy.

WSLHD Post Pandemic Education Forum. Graeme Roy (WSLHD CE)

“A lot has happened in the last two years, and there are plenty of opportunities to think about how to use it to move forward. We want to stimulate thinking.

“The traditional model of education is great and has served us well for decades, but the last two years have created an opportunity to change our mindset.”

One example is the role technology has played in facilitating access to services during the pandemic, and the growth of telemedicine is transforming the healthcare sector.

WSLHD Chief Nursing Information Officer Nathan Moore says tools like virtual reality are the next big step in clinician education.

“The pandemic has shown that the approach we were taking is no longer fit for purpose, so we need to find new ways to meet the needs of clinicians.