When workforces better reflect the communities they serve and employees feel they can contribute in a safe and supportive environment which values difference, organisations are more innovative, high performing and better places to work. They also deliver superior outcomes for patients, consumers and staff and patients feel confident they will receive care that is respectful, welcoming and appropriate to their needs.
Northern Sydney Local Health District has a Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Strategy in place which outlines the workforce initiatives for 2020-2022.
There are five employee-led networks who drive the diversity, inclusion and belonging agenda for the district.
- Muru Dali Gili Gili, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander network
- LGBTQI+ network
- Employee Resource Network for Disability
- Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) group
- Women in Leadership