At Epworth HealthCare, we aim to create an environment that is safe, inclusive and supportive, where everyone can truly be themselves and deliver to their full potential. This includes our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer/questioning (LGBTQIA+) people.
Epworth Pride is a committee that has been formed to build relationships and influence, learn and support each other. This will be one way our LGBTQIA+ employees and allies connect, both inside and outside Epworth, to promote a positive and inclusive workplace.
We also show our support by taking part in events such as Melbourne’s Midsumma Festival, Pride, Wear it Purple day and IDAHOBIT.
An inclusive workplace enables us to embrace diverse backgrounds and perspectives of our people, to create better outcomes for patients and our community.
Creating an inclusive environment.
At Epworth, we aim to create a more inclusive environment for the LGBTQIA+ community.
You will notice staff wearing Epworth pride badges, showing their support for the pride community. Many wards and departments have also chosen to proudly display flags and posters.
Epworth guide to Trans, Gender Diversity and Non-binary Inclusion
This Epworth guide to trans, gender diversity and non-binary inclusion, is an important step in creating a welcoming environment where staff, patients and community feel they belong. The guide will demonstrate ways we can interact with trans, gender diverse and non-binary (TGDNB) people and it provides basic knowledge on facilities, pronouns and gender identity.