DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
Our equity, diversity and inclusion vision
Our goal at Northern Health is to reflect the diverse community we serve and create a workplace where everyone feels included.
We want our people to feel included, connected and respected. This means all staff have access to equal employment opportunities, allowing for full participation at work. We want to attract and retain a diverse workforce who will have successful and meaningful careers.
We focus specifically on five groups who are under-represented in healthcare participation and over-represented in clinical risk:
|Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders||Culturally and Linguistically Diverse People (CALD)|
|Disability||Refugees and Asylum Seekers|
|Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ)|
CELEBRATING OUR EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION JOURNEY
At Northern Health our Diversity & Inclusion journey began in 2018. Since then we have successfully increased the diversity of our workforce and are working towards ensuring a safe and inclusive workplace.
Some key achievements:
- Development of mandatory diversity awareness training for all staff
- Successfully held Refugee and Asylum Seeker study days for Northern Health staff and members of the community
- Recruitment of a Refugee Health Navigation Officer
- Celebrated International Day of Persons with a Disability
- Disability Campus audits
- Reinstallation of the undercover disabled car spaces at NCHER
- Provided space for and co-creation of ideas and support for LGBTIQ+ initiatives
- In collaboration with DPV Health, Nexus Health Care and Hume-Whittlesea PCP participated in the 2020 Pride march
- Launched the Northern Health Reconciliation Action Plan
- Established Aboriginal gardens at the Northern Health Epping campus
- Celebrated IDAHOBIT Day 2019
- Formed strong partnerships with local agencies (i.e. DPV health, PCP, AMES, Whittlesea Council, Foundation House)
A GLIMPSE OF LIFE AT NORTHERN