Healthcare leaders: COVID-19 a boost for collaboration

May 28, 2020

More than 20 chief executive officers from rural and regional healthcare services in Victoria participated in the VHA’s first virtual leadership roundtable last Wednesday, and agreed the current pandemic had increased collaboration across the sector.

The CEOs from VHA member organisations joined an interactive discussion facilitated by Andrew Hollo from Workwell Consulting. Each shared individual learnings and experiences from the COVID-19 lockdown.

During the one-hour workshop, the CEOs shared overall positive impressions of how responsive the sector had been in collaborating and coming together to overcome challenges.

The group of CEOs was also highly impressed by the innovation being generated by their teams and the speed at which their colleagues had been able to implement change and introduce new ways of working while maintaining a high standard of quality care. Adding to the discussion, the CEOs shared examples of outstanding leadership and teamwork from within their individual services and talked about the opportunities that have and will emerge from this crisis.

A summary of the key themes and session outputs will be shared with attendees, and will also inform the broader work of the VHA.

Participants found the session highly beneficial and enjoyed the opportunity to test thinking and experiences and share learnings across the system.

The next virtual leadership round table will take place on Tuesday 2 June (8-9am) and is open to C-suite and ED level colleagues from large health services. For more information click here or email vha@vha.org.au to register.