Resourcing: Access, Availability, and Localisation
The availability of resources has implications on performance and workforce stability.
The most frequently discussed resourcing concern was staff accommodation.
The nature of the work creates additional challenges; therefore, in remote regions personal support often extends beyond the traditional work day.
While many of the physical hazards are associated with the remote geography, some of the mental health and general wellbeing issues are avoidable, and at a minimum could be reduced through improved management practices, work systems, and access to resources.
Management practices that strive to localise policies without compromising the integrity of health services are better positioned to create sustainable workforces.
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