Burnout leads to poorer healthcare delivery and outcomes, while the system itself loses healthcare providers in droves, often only one to three years into their careers.
Healthcare leadership needs to make frontline workers feel like they are the heroes they are. Celebrating their successes and addressing their challenges is critical to making employees feel acknowledged and appreciated in their work environment.
New ideas need to be embraced to make careers attractive and fulfilling. Healthcare leadership should work with employees to create the support structures they need: work-life balance, reasonable hours, mental healthcare, jobs in their own communities, etc.
By supporting healthcare workers’ wellbeing, we can improve retention and make BC a desirable place to work, while delivering better health outcomes for patients.