Disability Strategy and Action Plan

Monash Health’s Disability Strategy and Action Plan 2023-27 outlines our commitment to provide inclusive, accessible, and respectful healthcare and employment for everyone.

In line with the principle ‘nothing about us, without us’, we undertook a thorough consultation and feedback process throughout the development of the plan, with the assistance of our Equity and Inclusion Disability Subcommittee and Disability Consumer Advisory Group.

Our Disability Strategy and Action Plan provides a roadmap for Monash Health to ensure we break down barriers to healthcare access and employment for people with disability by upholding their rights, celebrating diversity, and expanding opportunities for all to belong and control their lives.

At Monash Health, it’s important our Disability Strategy and Action Plan 2023-27 is accessible to all. The following versions of the plan have been created with this in mind.

Auslan Disability Strategy and Action Plan 2023-27

A version of the plan created with an Auslan interpreter to assist deaf and hard of hearing persons in engaging with the content.

Easy Read Disability Strategy and Action Plan 2023-27

A shortened version of the plan created using simple sentences and clear images, making written information easier to understand.

Easy Read Disability Strategy and Action Plan 2023-27 in languages other than English

We are proud to serve a culturally diverse community. Our Easy Read Strategy and Action Plan has been translated into the five most widely spoken languages among our non-English speaking community.

Consultation program

To understand the needs of patients, visitors and the broader community who either have or support someone with a disability, Monash Health wants to listen and engage with you directly.  There will be a consultation program to inform updates made to the Disability Action Plan until 31 August 2021.

This is an opportunity for you to have your say and for Monash Health to listen and ensure the Disability Action Plan is responsive to the changing needs of those with a disability. You can participate in the consultation in several ways, including an online survey.

For those who are unable to complete the survey online, you can call (03) 9792 7597 to participate in the survey over the phone.

Monash Health will also hold focus groups and interviews for our employees and volunteers with a disability so we can discuss, listen and learn more about how we can be a safe, accessible, welcoming and inclusive health service.

If you would like to be part of a focus group or interview, please email disabilityactionplan@monashhealth.org with your name, phone number and email, and we will be in contact.