At Q5, we pride ourselves on forming true partnerships with leaders across the global health network, ensuring change is done ‘with, not to.’ We have a broad range of experience working with health systems and governments across many areas of transformation, including our award-winning work with the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board to create the UK’s second largest field hospital for COVID-19 patients.
In our experience with clients across the healthcare industry, we had found that the sector was facing similar challenges globally. From this, our team was determined to create a platform for our leaders across the health network to share their knowledge and experiences in grappling these challenges, particularly across Australia and the UK. Our team identified four key themes which formed the basis of these discussions:
1/ How do we create an ecosystem that allows us to easily capture, accelerate and spread innovations across the public sector?
2/ How can we effectively recover and re-design our services to be fit for future change?
3/ How do we empower, enable, and support our leaders to adequately manage the health and wellbeing of staff in times of crisis?
4/ How do we effectively shift our focus from managing operational pressures to long-term strategic thinking?
The campaign was held over a 4-week period, led by Lyndal Hughes (Managing Director of Q5 Australia), Kyle Fitzgerald (Health sector lead in Australia) and Melissa Kirby (Head of Q5 Melbourne), joined by our Health experts from the UK, Jonathon Gray, Nick Mathew, and Charlie Penny. We held a series of working sessions, informal knowledge sharing dinners and site visits across Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Brisbane and Singapore involving leaders from key players in the healthcare industry to engage in meaningful discussion and learning around some of the sector’s largest challenges.
We also worked in partnership with NSW Health to facilitate a live webinar on Innovation and the future of work in healthcare, where over 150 delegates tuned in to a thought-provoking discussion led by our panel consisting of Dr Amith Shetty (Ministry of Health), Linda Soars (Agency for Clinical Innovation) and Dr Louise Messara (Ministry of Health), along with our leaders from the UK.
We would like to thank everyone who was involved – from our team, to our partners, and members of the global health community. If you are interested in learning more about our work in Health, get in touch with our team below.