People and Culture

Diversity and inclusion

  • Building a diverse and inclusive workforce is a critical part of The Royal Children Hospital’s values and strategy. We believe that fostering a work environment that values every team member's unique identity helps promote a safer more inclusive workplace and contributes to our success in bringing the best care to our patients, families and wider community. The RCH Diversity and Inclusion Committee as well as dedicated Working Groups are actively working in a number of ways to celebrate diversity in our workplace and close the employment gaps for people with disability or of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent. 

    RCH's Diversity and Inclusion Committee that meet bi-monthly to focus on creating a diverse and inclusive workforce by:

    • Identifying opportunities to lead and promote diversity programs and practices;
    • Determining yearly projects, activities and objectives;
    • Driving communication strategies that relate to diversity and inclusion and education of the workforce;
    • Reviewing internal practices to maximize diversity and inclusion principles and practices;
    • Making recommendations to RCH Executive for endorsement and implementation;
    • Monitoring, reporting and supporting subgroups representing diversity and inclusion as required;
    • Integrating consumer and community perspectives into decision making pertaining to diversity and inclusion activities;
    • Ensuring an annual calendar of events is promoted and implemented in support of celebrating commitment to diversity and inclusion;
    • Promoting and advocating the work of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee in support of the RCH Strategic Plan and commitment to being a great place to work, recognizing staff for their achievements, attracting and retaining quality skilled staff and investing in both a paid and volunteer workforce of the future.

    Select an option below to learn more about what the RCH is doing to improve awareness, understanding and commitment in each area and/ or access resources on how you can help create a more inclusive workplace:

    Cultural diversity

    LGBTQI+

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

    Religious diversity

    People with disability