March update on the Spiritual Care Model Co-Design project

The project to co-design a national model for spiritual care in health commenced in August 2022, with the first meeting of the project team led by MosaicLab, an independent engagement and facilitation consultancy. Almost eight months later, the project team met for the last time on 20th March 2023.

During this period there have been two leadership workshops, 15 interviews conducted, 59 survey responses and regular meetings of the project team. We are excited that the national model is in the final stages of production, and we will be making announcements soon about the next steps towards a launch and calls for Expressions of Interest to be a trial site.

I wish to express my thanks to the members of the project team who joined Cuong La and I as SHA members:

Christine Hennequin, Quality and Development Leader, Spiritual Health Association (finished December 2022)

Angie Dalli, Senior Policy Advisor/Partnering with Consumers, Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Craig Exon, Manager Spiritual Care, Alfred Health (Now Quality & Advocacy Leader with SHA)

Nick White, Archdeacon for Diocesan Partnerships, Anglican Diocese of Melbourne

I want to acknowledge the work of MosaicLab who professionally and with great warmth led us through this endeavour, especially Jessica Connor-Kennedy and Jody Kingston.

Finally, on behalf of the project team, I acknowledge with deep gratitude all of those who participated in and contributed to the process. We look forward to sharing the model soon.
Read more about the Spiritual Care Model co-design project.

Cheryl Holmes, CEO Spiritual Health Association

March 2023