This week we held our fourth annual Allied Health Assistants Day. Historically, this has been a conference event run face-to-face but this year was staged online. This turned out to be a blessing in disguise, with the event achieving a far greater reach than usual and allowing Monash Health to showcase the amazing work being done by its AHAs on a national scale.
This year’s event was broadcast to over 500 attendees representing every State and Territory across Australia, a feat which four years ago would have been unimaginable. Attendees had the pleasure of hearing from AHAs internal to Monash Health, as well as those from across the country speaking to various innovative works from within their disciplines. Also making an appearance was the manager of the allied health workforce within the DHHS, various external consumers, as well as the Wake by Reach Foundation – which presented on building courage in the workplace.
The success of AHA Day 2020 is a great example of perseverance in the face of adversity and we look forward to another successful event on 10 November 2021. You can view the presentations from the event here.
Approved by Lucy Whelan – Allied Health Assistant and Support Workforce Advisor | AHA State-wide Workforce Plan Project Manager