Steve Gauci Cardiff and Vale UNISON disabled members officer, UNISON Cymru/Wales disabled members SOG joint chair, UNISON national disabled members committee member (pictured above) has played a key role in negotiating the introduction of a health passport to support health workers in Cardiff.
The passport was produced in partnership with colleagues from Employee Wellbeing Service; Access Ability Network; People Services and Cardiff and Vale University Health Board. The passport is excellent example of partnership working.
Cardiff and Vale Health Board is the first in Wales to introduce the My Health Passport for NHS staff.
The document can be used by staff who may need additional support or adjustments at work, due to pre-existing or new health conditions.
This can be done at any point in their employment, and whether or not they have a confirmed disability.
The My Health Passport will be officially launched at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff on Thursday November 16.
Steve Gauci has used the passport and said: “The passport is excellent for staff and managers.
“As Cardiff and Vale UNISON health branch disabled members officer, it will be extremely useful in recording the negotiated reasonable adjustments for the health workers we represent.
“The passport will stay with staff throughout their employment with the health board, so when the individual changes jobs or gets a new manager, they don’t have to have another meeting to re-negotiate reasonable adjustments.
“This will be beneficial to the individual and to the new manager as they won’t have to have that very often difficult conversation with their staff.
“Most importantly, the passport will encourage compassionate leadership and help staff retention.”