Our Reconciliation achievements
Since launching our first Reconciliation Action Plan in 2013 we have made a number of achievements in understanding Aboriginal culture, creating culturally safe environments and increasing employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people.
- During the life of our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan 2013 - 2015 we have employed 66 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with 42 people currently in employment across our hospitals and services
- We are the only national health provider to have signed the Australian Employment Covenant
- More than 80 per cent of our senior executives and managers across Australia have undertaken cross-cultural awareness formation
- All members of our Board and Trustees have undertaken cross-cultural awareness formation
- We implemented an Indigenous Internship Program in 2014 through a partnership with CareerTrackers. As a result, we welcomed eight interns during the 2014 summer university break and increased this number to 12 in 2016. Interns were hosted in pathology, workforce and hospitals in Western Australia and Victoria
- We actively partner with more than 18 Aboriginal organisations throughout Western Australia, Victoria and New South Wales
- We sponsored a number of events in Victoria and Western Australia during Reconciliation and NAIDOC weeks
- We have developed meaningful relationships with local elders and Aboriginal health officers within the communities in which we operate
- Acknowledgement of Traditional Custodians and Welcome to Country are now established practice across the organisation
- We have Memorandums of Understanding in the areas of ongoing formation and mental health support
- School engagement activities are supporting young Aboriginal students to consider a career in health care in all its facets
- In the first year of joining Supply Nation, we purchased approximately $500,000 of goods from Indigenous businesses.
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