The study will explore the impacts of COVID on the health and wellbeing of the rural and regional health care workforce in the Loddon Mallee region and the communities they live in.
The research project will use a series of online questionnaires to examine factors that promote positive and negative mental health outcomes for healthcare workers.
The data collected will be used to provide recommendations on how to better support for the workforce during times of disruption now and in the future.
The study is a collaboration between health services in the Loddon Mallee region.
Your experiences during the pandemic will provide valuable information about what can be done in the future to support healthcare workers.
The study is open to all staff working at health services in the Loddon Mallee region and you will be asked to complete a series of online questionnaires.
You will be asked questions about your life, what you do to stay healthy, and the impact that the COVID pandemic has had on your health and wellbeing, social situation, and work.
Recruitment to the study will start in November and we encourage all our staff to participate in this fantastic, uniquely rural and regional study.
Information on how to join the study will be sent to your work email in coming weeks.
The Loddon Mallee Healthcare Worker COVID study is a collaboration between the 19 health services in the Loddon Mallee Health Network, St John of God Hospital Bendigo, the five Loddon Mallee Community Health Centres, the Murray Primary Health Network and the University of Copenhagen.