ORH Diversity Plan Community Consultation Session
Tuesday, 5 April from 2 – 4pm
Orbost Regional Health Diversity Manager Andrew Phillips
0438 546 678 or email@example.com
Is it simple for you to get to your local health service?
When you get there, can you understand the signage, brochures and other information you are given?
Do you feel safe and welcome?
Do you feel that the doctors and nurses hear what you are telling them, and that you get appropriate care?
It might not seem obvious to many of us, but accessing healthcare services is not an even playing field for all Australians.
People with a disability, people that live in remote areas, people from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, and people from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) community are just some of the Australians that experience a myriad of barriers to accessing health care.
To make sure we are responsive to the needs of all people in this community, Orbost Regional Health is developing a new Diversity Plan for 2022 – 2026.
The Diversity Plan will focus on six groups:
- People from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander backgrounds.
- People from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.
- People from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) community.
- People living in rural and remote areas
- People experiencing financial disadvantage (including people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.)
- People with a disability
We are looking for local people to contribute their thoughts and experiences to the Diversity Plan.
On Tuesday, 5 April from 2 – 4pm, we are holding a community consultation session at ORH, and we’d love to hear from anyone interested in how Orbost Regional Health provides services to any of the above groups.
To register your interest in attending please contact Orbost Regional Health Diversity Manager; Andrew Phillips on 0438 546 678 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our goal is to ensure identified diversity groups are not excluded from timely and appropriate health care, and that they can access the services they need.
To learn more, reach out to Andrew Phillips on 0438 546 678 or at email@example.com