​​September 2022 edition

A smile, a hello, a please or thank you, are those small acts of kindness that make a big difference to the experiences of our staff, our patients and their families and carers, across NSW. 
NSW Health’s Gathering of Kindness is celebrated annually during November, using World Kindness Day to continue a conversation about kindness and compassion. 
NSW Health has a strong and proud history of providing safe and kind care to patients, families, carers and volunteers. Help us continue to build and nurture a culture of kindness across NSW Health. 
The 2022 Gathering of Kindness, held on 7 - 13 November and will be our biggest and best event to date.  
The Division of Patient Experience and System Performance is thrilled to have partnered with Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District and the Hush Foundation, to deliver a hybrid event, offering in-person and virtual sessions focusing on Creativity, Change, Collaboration, Courage, and Contemplation

Gathering of kindness -connections 2022 – November 7-11 2022

There are five ways you can gather, be inspired, and reconnect for the Gathering of Kindness. 

In person 

In partnership with the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, you’re invited to join a like-minded tribe at the beautiful Shellharbour Civic Centre on Monday 7 and Tuesday 8 November 2022. 

Patients, families, carers and staff will join thought leaders and industry experts to share their stories and expertise in panel discussions, keynotes and conversations about kindness in action. There will be an opportunity to network with your tribe and participate in music, art, and quiet reflection. 

Join NSW Health Secretary, Susan Pearce, ISLHD Chief Executive Margot Mains, Associate Professor Chris Milross, Amani Haydar, Penny and Al Graham, Professor Brendan McCormack, Dr Maria Mackay, and many more. 
Register now not to miss out. 


We invite you to join in a curated series of online events to thank, teach, and inspire those in healthcare, connecting minds and hearts. You will be immersed in new ideas and innovation, reinforcing best practice and introducing new information. 

Join Rick Evans, Chief Experience Officer at New York Presbyterian Hospital; Mandy Hose and Kate Jones from Too Peas in a Podcast; and Dr Dinesh Palipana OAM, doctor, scientist, lawyer, and disability advocate. 

Hush Foundation 

NSW Health has again partnered with the Hush Foundation for the 2022 Gathering of Kindness. NSW Health staff and consumers can attend the online events offered by the Hush Foundation for free by registering at Humanitix and using the code NSWHEALTH100 

On Demand  

Catch up on panel discussions, keynote sessions and conversations on demand on the Elevating the Human Experience Gathering of Kindness intranet site at a time convenient for you. 

The recordings in-person and virtual events will be made available as soon as is possible on the Elevating the Human Experience Gathering of Kindness Intranet Page and in the Elevating the Human Experience bimonthly newsletter

Host a local Gathering of Kindness 

Last year teams and facilities across the state hosted local Gatherings of Kindness. We’ve compiled resources and inspiration to help you plan for your local gatherings this year.
Current as at: Friday 23 September 2022
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