Executive Messages

November 2019

SARA online leave forms



Dear colleagues,


Please see processes below that are now available online via the SARA portal:


  • Superannuation form – ‘all in one’ form now available

  • Online Leave Form – now available to replace paper forms.

  • Other changes to the online form include:

  • ‘Amend’ option removed; any changes need to be done by a cancellation and submission of new form

  • New calendar view for managers to see all staff leave

  • Updated workflow approvals


Please note HealthRoster integration is still being assessed.


Please ensure that all leave, once approved, is entered in HealthRoster by the relevant manager or Rostering Unit.


What’s next?


eHealth is working towards trialling the following online forms:


  • Payroll Deductions form

  • ADO Balance Adjustment Form

  • Recurring Allowance Form

  • Personal Allowance Form




Luci Caswell
Director, People & Culture

December and January leave



Dear colleagues,

I am pleased to advise that the agreed date for the additional public holiday for NSW Health employees covered by relevant industrial Awards is Tuesday 31 December 2019.

The following public holidays apply to the end of December and early January:

  • Wednesday 25 December 2019

  • Thursday 26 December 2019

  • Tuesday 31 December 2019

  • Wednesday 1 January 2020

These dates have been flagged in HealthRoster as public holidays.


If you haven’t already, please discuss Christmas/New Year leave arrangements with your manager.


Clinical and other essential services will need to be maintained during this period. However, if possible I encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity to enjoy a break and valuable time with family and friends.



Luci Caswell
Director, People & Culture

2019 Quality Awards winners



Chief Executive Graeme Loy congratulates all of the 2019 WSLHD Quality Awards winners and finalists, and encourages staff to start planning their projects and submissions for an even bigger event next year.

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