Workforce and Practice Development Unit

The Workforce and Practice Development Unit support the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) and the Directors of Nursing (DON) roles by enabling the alignment of the CNO's professional, operational and strategic leadership accountability with the nursing and midwifery programmes to reflect national, regional and local priorities.

Professional development is an important workforce focus across primary, secondary and tertiary services as is developing, managing and improving processes and systems to optimise workforce contribution and resilience to ensure quality patient outcomes.

Wellington Hospital is a tertiary teaching hospital providing undergraduate, postgraduate and on-going learning for staff across the district, sub region and region. The Nursing and Midwifery Priorities directs the Workforce and Practice Development Unit work streams and is aligned with the organisation’s strategic direction. Nurse and Midwife teams commit to provide person/family centred care using current evidence to assist people to achieve their optimum health. Prioritised work streams to lead our workforce to deliver quality patient care and experience include; safe and quality care delivery, workforce leadership: knowing, engaging and growing our workforce.

As with clinical teams the Workforce and Practice Development Unit demonstrate values consistent with those of Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley and are committed to the principles of the Te Tiriti o Waitangi.



Last updated 28 February 2023.