Diversity and inclusion
We welcome people of all backgrounds, cultures, nationalities and religions. It is a priority to ensure that our services are fair, accessible and appropriate for all patients, visitors and carers in the community we serve.
We are proud to serve the communities of inner south east and bayside Melbourne. There are many people of different nationalities living within our local catchments accessing services across the three hospital campuses. Our population includes the very rich and the very poor; significant numbers of people who live in supported residential services, rooming houses and community housing; a growing population and specifically, a projected increase in the number of people aged 50-70 years.
We seek to create a safe and welcoming hospital environment for Aboriginal patients and their families. Find out more about how we work with our Aboriginal community.
We have also considered the individual needs of those with impairments affecting their hearing or sight.
Our community groups
There are numerous ways members of our community can get involved. Many of those who have had a connection with our hospitals and services choose to work with us as a consumer so they can shape the care of our patients going into the future.
Some of our community groups include:
- HIV Services Advisory Group (HSAG)
- Lived Experience Advisory group (Mental Health)
- Cystic Fibrosis Advisory Group
- Patient Information and Access Working Group