Nursing and Midwifery Strategic Directions 2019 - 2022

Nurses and midwives make a unique commitment to the health and care of our community and are proud of the differences we make to people’s lives.

Our commitment to excellence and our compassion for the person at the centre of our care is a given.

Today in an era of unprecedented change, we understand that modern health care is challenging, is resource intensive, and is highly complex and costly. However, now more than ever, nurses and midwives are ideally placed to provide our unique perspective and strong leadership in designing new and different solutions, generating great ideas and continuing to improve the lives of others, in partnership with others.

The new Nursing and Midwifery Strategic Directions 2019 - 2022 (PDF 65KB) outlines a clear vision for the nursing and midwifery professions in South Australia and lists four key strategic priorities to help achieve this vision:

  • Enabling professionalism
  • Connecting care
  • Workforce agility
  • Research and innovation

The Nursing and Midwifery Strategic Directions 2019 - 2022 (PDF 65KB) belongs to and is owned by all SA Health nurses and midwives and can only be achieved through the active participation and buy-in of nurses and midwives at all levels and across all services areas.

Enabling professionalism

My aim is for my service to utilise all the skills we have to influence and design a world-class service that will benefit all South Australians.” Natalie Hincksman - RN - SA Ambulance Service

Connecting care

Guiding people through their healthcare journey, through the good and bad times, through happy and sad times, to be with them. To share their experiences.” Gavin Pead-Ferenczi - RN - Central Adelaide Local Health Network

Workforce agility

Looking at the workforce into the future we, as leaders, need to ensure we foster a culture of respect, and create the philosophy that lifelong learning is supported, and enabled, to ensure that our workforce is nimble, agile and flexible.” Lisa Walker - RN/RM - Southern Adelaide Local Health Network

Research and innovation

Every day in practice for me… research…is helping our staff gain a better understanding and appreciation, fuelling their curiosity and desire to improve.” Tim Hulsinga - RN - Southern Adelaide Local Health Network