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Health Infrastructure awarded grant to research LGBTQ+ inclusivity in health facilities

Health Infrastructure has been awarded a $60,000 grant to collaborate with the LGBTQ+ community on a project aimed at creating more inclusive environments in public health facilities through innovative design solutions.
The project is part of the NSW Government’s NSW LGBTIQ+ Health Strategy 2022-2027, reflecting a broader commitment to deliver inclusive healthcare, to enhance access and address healthcare disparities faced by the LGBTQ+ community.
Inclusive design is fundamental to sustainable healthcare and contributes to creating welcoming environments for patients, staff, and visitors that promote healing and improved clinical services.
The LGBTQ+ community face disparities in health outcomes compared to the general population, largely due to barriers in accessing healthcare.
The ‘Improving LGBTIQ+ Inclusion in Build Solutions for Healthcare Facilities’ project will see Health Infrastructure leading efforts to consult with LGBTQ+ community experts and representatives and review research to develop opportunities for addressing infrastructural barriers to healthcare access for LGBTQ+ individuals.
Health Infrastructure is committed to listening our communities and to optimisising facility access to ensure a positive healthcare experience for all.
A comprehensive recommendation report will be developed, to guide policies and inform capital project teams on opportunities for creating LGBTQ+ friendly health facilities.
Funded under the NSW Government’s NSW LGBTIQ+ Health Strategy 2022-2027, the grant is part of a broader commitment to delivering high-quality, inclusive, and responsive healthcare for LGBTQ+ individuals in NSW.
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