During the first half of 2013, Daniel Witthaus would on an LGBTI Inclusiveness Project with Western Region Health Centre (WRHC). Over 5 months, Daniel looked at what was working well, what barriers staff had to being more inclusive and implementing strategies. This work takes on extra significance because the organisation is in Melbourne’s west, which has often been subjected to an overestimation of homophobia and an underestimation of local responses to LGBTI communities.
The culmination was the ‘Through The Wobbly Bits’ report, launched by CEO Lyn Morgain and the WRHC LGBTI Working Group, A2Z. A range of recommendations will see WRHC leading the way in Australian health care that includes, supports and celebrates LGBTI communities across 19 sites and over 330 staff members.