The monthly staff and volunteer newsletter often brings to the fore the broad range of services we offer at VMCH. Although we are geographically dispersed, it’s important we are constantly reminded of what we have in common as a modern Catholic service organisation.
I was reminded of this as I accompanied our Chair of the Board, Julian O’Connell to Rome recently. The trip provided insights into historical and contemporary thinking which drives the important place of organisations like VMCH in meeting the needs of people in our community. You can read more about this later in the newsletter.
Ensuring the sustainability and relevance of our services into the future, the VMCH Strategic Plan 2018-2023 focusses on three key areas.
- Exceptional quality of life
- Significant growth
- Organisational excellence
It’s important you familiarise yourselves with our Strategic Plan. This can be found on The Hub home page under Important Links.
To ensure the success of our strategic vision which ultimately supports our Mission, I have recently announced a new Strategic Projects Office. This office is part of the CEO’s Office and is led by Daniel Carter. The department will oversee key VMCH projects to ensure they are developed and eventually integrated into business operations. To learn more about the Strategic Projects Office and the work in progress, please read on.
We are finalising the new Cluny Memory Support House as part of Corpus Christi which I’m particularly excited to bring to life. This work is focussed on excellence in dementia support and will demonstrate the need to do things differently, addressing client needs while providing the next level of much needed specialised support. My hope is this project will provide staff with learnings and inspire you to grow as aged care practitioners.
Have your say
All of this work can only be successful if we have feedback from you. A recent survey sent out to staff is designed to do just that, help us understand our culture and how it can be improved to create the best environment for you and the people we support.
If you haven’t already, I really encourage you to complete the survey by visiting the following link: