NSW LGBTIQ+ Health Strategy 2022-2027

Every person in our community deserves dignity, safety, respect, kindness, and to be themselves. NSW Health is firmly committed to celebrating and strengthening diversity, inclusion and belonging in our health system.

NSW Health has listened to the voices, experiences and insights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) people to understand the health outcomes that matter to them. In response, the landmark NSW LGBTIQ+ Health Strategy has been developed to ensure a safe, welcoming, and inclusive health system in NSW.

The NSW LGBTIQ+ Health Strategy marks a significant commitment in the history of the NSW Health system. The strategy provides direction to all NSW Health organisations and staff, so that collectively we can deliver the best care to LGBTIQ+ people and work with them to achieve optimal health and wellbeing. This includes the health, wellbeing and safety of our health staff who are LGBTIQ+.

The Strategy’s vision is for LGBTIQ+ people in NSW to receive high quality, safe, inclusive and responsive healthcare that delivers outcomes that matter to them. The strategic priorities for our system over the next five years are:

  1. Deliver high quality, safe, inclusive and responsive care

  2. Respond to the health needs of transgender and gender diverse people in NSW

  3. Respond to the health needs of intersex people in NSW

  4. Capturing data on sexuality, gender and intersex variations at the point-of-care and population level

The Strategy has been built on the voices, experiences, and insights of over 1,600 LGBTIQ+ people across the State and more than 750 NSW Health staff.