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“Building bridges from foundations of understanding, respect and our passion as healers is critical to complete ourselves and to inspire generations to come ~ Dr Ewen McPhee.

Thank you for your interest in BridgeBuilders. In recent times, conversations about the benefits of collaboration have been occurring at various levels in health groups and organisations.

Healthcare is fragmented. Expectations, needs & demands are evolving at high speed which means that leaders are facing more challenges than ever before. In 2018 a group of doctors in Australia decided that it was time to step up efforts to end the divisions and silos, and the idea for the project was born.

We believe that more professional collaboration has benefits for healthcare, our patients and health professionals. Some of our aims:

  • Continue the conversation about more collaboration & breaking down silos in healthcare
  • Find common ground and build relationships & trust between leaders
  • Encourage working across organisational boundaries.

BridgeBuilders is not a political organisation as that would defeat the purpose of bringing existing groups together.

“BridgeBuilders is already demonstrating the impact of this mindset on a greater scale. In a current culture of factions and self-promotion, it is pushing back ~ Dr Tash Coventry.

Healthcare needs more bridges and we need your support. If you want to contribute, please send us your ideas and thoughts on collaboration, partnerships, bridge building etc. We’d love to hear from you!

Here are some key messages others have posted. And there’s much more on the BridgeBuilders blog. The topics are diverse: Collaboration, building relationships, trust, unity, training, shared values & goals, finding common ground, the act of listening, kindness, discomfort of compromise and upgrading workplace cultures.

We hope you will be inspired. Enjoy and feel free to get in touch!

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