Message from our CEO

Message from our CEO

I am delighted to present St John of God Health Care’s second Reconciliation Action Plan that will continue to support, guide and hold us to account as we fulfill our role in making Reconciliation between Australia’s Indigenous and non-Indigenous people a reality.
CEO Michael StanfordI am confident that in the life of this plan we will strengthen our relations with the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within every community in which we work across Australia.

We will continue to promote and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and the contribution they make to our organisation and society.

St John of God Health Care’s participation in Reconciliation began in 2013 with the launch of our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan. The plan established in the minds of our leaders and caregivers, a term we use to encompass all our employees, the importance of purposeful engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and organisations.

Through effective partnerships and ongoing dialogue we have achieved significant outcomes which have formed the foundation of our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan 2017 - 2019.

We have improved employment outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within our hospitals and services. We have employed 66 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander caregivers and we intend to increase this number significantly over the life of this current Innovate Plan.

I am proud to present our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan 2017 - 2019 and I look forward to greater engagement with our partners and the wider community in delivering the outcomes identified.