Reconciliation action - respect

Reconciliation action - respect

Respect is one of our five core values, and calls us to treasure the unique dignity of every person. Successful contribution to better health outcomes requires us to understand and respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and cultures. 

Reconciliation Action Plan respect 

We purposefully seek to invite Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to access our health care facilities and other services.

Our actions

  • Engage employees in continuous cultural learning opportunities to increase understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, histories and achievements
  • Engage employees in understanding the significance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural protocols, such as Welcome to Country and Acknowledgement of Country, to ensure there is a shared meaning
  • Provide opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff to engage with their culture and communities by celebrating NAIDOC Week

Governance

To ensure we undertake our actions, we will:

  • Report our Reconciliation Action Plan achievements, challenges and learning to Reconciliation Australia
  • Report internally and externally our Reconciliation Action Plan achievements, challenges and learning
  • Review, refresh and update the Reconciliation Action Plan