Staff back move to health emails

Naren Gunja, Tony Chav, Josie Santos, Alex Tang, Aimee Perry and Peter Yoo were among the team who encouraged 500 additional sign-ups for the health email.

Efforts to move all WSLHD employees onto health emails have been met with an enthusiastic response, with more than 500 additional staff already signed up.

To support the transition, ITS recently hosted kiosks at both Blacktown and Westmead hospitals to help clinicians and medical staff set up WSLHD corporate email on their mobile devices.

People and Culture acting executive director Helen Emmerson said most employees had been supportive of the change, which will improve cyber security around patient data and WSLHD business.

“We had a tremendous take-up of this initiative, with more than 400 staff signing up to corporate email before the commencement of the kiosks and more than 130 staff attending the kiosks over a seven-day period,” she said.

“Allowing mobile access will ensure staff have access to emails while away from their desks, allow for easier viewing and replying to emails, and will also allow for multiple email accounts to be loaded onto the same device, meaning staff will never miss an email.

“Many people said corporate email on mobile devices would make their working life much easier.”

WSLHD wants all correspondence regarding patient-related matters and the business of the organisation to be conducted via a health email.

It’s not too late for those staff who haven’t transitioned, and would like to set up WSLHD corporate email on their mobile devices: just complete a BYOD form (available on the ITS intranet page) and submit it to the state-wide service desk. The ITS team will make contact to arrange the setup.

Cybersecurity at WSLHD has been boosted by the increasing use of NSW Health email addresses.
Cybersecurity at WSLHD has been boosted by the increasing use of NSW Health email addresses.

From 1 September 2017,  all WSLHD work-related information will be communicated using official NSW Health emails.

This will apply to staff specialists, fellows, registrars and junior medical officers and include communications about patient-related matters, rosters, leave, TESL, workplace performance, teaching and administration arrangements.

Staff are reminded to only used @health emails for official WSLHD correspondence.

Thankyou to everyone who attended the kiosks, and to the ITS staff, and ITS Senior Medical Workforce Services project team who worked on the initiative.

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