NSW Health aims to provide services in a non-discriminatory, equitable and efficient manner, which allows people with disability to function as fully participating citizens.
In 2014, the NSW Parliament passed the
Disability Inclusion Actwhich sets out the need for the
NSW Disability Inclusion Planand for each agency to have a Disability Inclusion Action Plan.
The NSW Disability Inclusion Plan sets out the goals for NSW to better support inclusion for people with disability, and to improve access to mainstream services and facilities.
There are four focus areas outlined in the NSW Disability Inclusion Plan that guide the commitments in the
NSW Health Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2016-2019 to support the whole of government objectives for improved disability inclusion:
Under the Disability Inclusion Act 2014, NSW Health has obligations to provide an annual report which outlines the progress it has made to implement their strategies of disability inclusion. The NSW Health Disability Inclusion Action Plan: Snapshot 2017 provides a summary of the progress NSW Health organisations have made under each of the four focus areas.