Psychological and emotional distress associated with stigma, discrimination and social isolation are major issues facing LGBTIQ+ people in our community. Addressing this is the cornerstone of our work to support LGBTIQ+ people at NSLHD.
NSLHD is an LGBTIQ+ inclusive employer. This means all people are valued and respected and have access to the same freedoms and opportunities as everyone else – without exception.
We ensure all our health facilities are safe and inclusive spaces where LGBTIQ+ people can access services, and work free from gender, sexuality and sex characteristic related discrimination.
We enhance psychological safety at NSLHD for all LGBTIQ+ people, leading to improved health outcomes for the community we serve and enhanced wellbeing for our staff.
6.5% of our staff who responded to the PMES in 2022 are LGBTIQ+.
We offer all our employees an opportunity to join NSLHD’s Pride+ Employee Network. The Pride+ Employee Network is a dynamic group of LGBTIQ+ people and allies with a passion for LGBTIQ+ equality. The network shapes a safe and inclusive culture where everyone feels supported to bring their whole selves to work.
To view the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Strategy 2023-2027, please click here.