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Mount Isa Hospital celebrating women in the workforce on International Women’s Day
The contributions and achievements of women across the North West Hospital and Health Service (HHS) are being celebrated on International Women’s Day today.
North West HHS Board Chair Cheryl Vardon said it was important to take the opportunity to acknowledge the roles women play in delivering healthcare to rural and remote communities.
“With 81.26 per cent of the North West HHS workforce being women, I want to applaud the incredible efforts of all women across the health service. From the operational and administration staff, to the clinical teams and executive leaders, together we make delivering healthcare to our region possible,” Ms. Vardon said.
This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is to ‘embrace equity’ as well as diversity and inclusion in an effort to forge harmony and unity to help drive success for all.
“We are proud to be a leader in women’s participation in the workforce and endeavour to continue to bridge the gap towards greater diversity across the health service,” Ms. Vardon said.
Staff at Mount Isa Hospital celebrated today with a morning tea featuring guest speaker and author, Pattie Lees who shared her story as a survivor of the Stolen Generation. They also heard from staff within the hospital who are paving the way forward for women in healthcare.