Sustainable Workforce in the Midwest

WA Primary Health Alliance, through its Midwest Regional Clinical Committee developed a regional work plan in 2020 that focused on a theme, project or problem to which improved integration and collaboration would result in better outcomes for consumers of primary care in the region.
The primary focus of this plan was to better understand the gaps, challenges and requirements for workforce recruitment and retention with Geraldton in the fields of mental health and alcohol and other drugs (AOD). The aim of this activity was to identify and consider opportunities to attract, support and grow our own workforce, working in collaboration with other agencies to improve workforce recruitment and retention in Geraldton and the greater Midwest.

Based on the findings and recommendations outlined within the McCusker Centre report, WAPHA and the RCC have compiled a list of proposed activities that could be undertaken in order to achieve this aim, and now invite Midwest RCC members and key stakeholders to provide further feedback and consideration on what other activities could be implemented.

Once this information has been compiled, the RCC will review all suggested activities prior to endorsing and seeking a lead organisation(s) or collaborative to lead the initiatives moving forward.

A copy of the McCusker Centre Final Report and Proposed Activities can be found in the Resources tab.

WA Primary Health Alliance, through its Midwest Regional Clinical Committee developed a regional work plan in 2020 that focused on a theme, project or problem to which improved integration and collaboration would result in better outcomes for consumers of primary care in the region.
The primary focus of this plan was to better understand the gaps, challenges and requirements for workforce recruitment and retention with Geraldton in the fields of mental health and alcohol and other drugs (AOD). The aim of this activity was to identify and consider opportunities to attract, support and grow our own workforce, working in collaboration with other agencies to improve workforce recruitment and retention in Geraldton and the greater Midwest.

Based on the findings and recommendations outlined within the McCusker Centre report, WAPHA and the RCC have compiled a list of proposed activities that could be undertaken in order to achieve this aim, and now invite Midwest RCC members and key stakeholders to provide further feedback and consideration on what other activities could be implemented.

Once this information has been compiled, the RCC will review all suggested activities prior to endorsing and seeking a lead organisation(s) or collaborative to lead the initiatives moving forward.

A copy of the McCusker Centre Final Report and Proposed Activities can be found in the Resources tab.

  • Sustainable Workforce in the Midwest

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    It was evident that there are workforce shortages in all sectors within the Midwest region, including allied health, mental health, alcohol and other drugs and general practice. The impact of COVID has compounded these shortages and has, in some circumstances, created challenges in delivering services.

    WA Primary Health Alliance is responsible for planning, guiding and directing investment towards important primary health services, while assisting a workforce that is increasingly required to manage the care of individuals with multiple and complex illnesses and pressing mental health, alcohol and other drug challenges.

    Our Midwest Regional Clinical Committee developed a work plan to undertake a mapping exercise which would identify the gaps, challenges and requirements for workforce recruitment and retention within Geraldton in the fields of mental health and alcohol and other drugs (AOD).

    With the assistance of the McCusker Centre, UWA, we undertook a consultation with local health service providers and training bodies with an aim of identifying opportunities to work collaboratively with other agencies to improve workforce recruitment and retention in Geraldton and the greater Midwest.

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