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Welcome to Sydney Local Health District –  one of the leading local health districts in Australia.

Our vision is for excellence in health and healthcare for all. Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment form our CORE organisational values. 

Our diverse and dedicated team of around 13,000 staff come to work each day to make a difference in the lives of our community. 

People Matter Employee Survey

Our People Matter
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In the 2023 People Matter Employee Survey Sydney topped the list of Local Health Districts receiving the highest ratings for every theme in the survey for another consecutive year… including the highest engagement and culture index of any local health district in NSW at 67 and 66 per cent respectively.

Of the 51 per cent of our staff who completed the survey:

73 per cent of staff are proud to tell others where they work.

76 per cent of staff say their job gives them a feeling of personal accomplishment.

And....81 per cent of staff treat each other with respect.

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Employee recognition

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SydneyConnect Image: Innovation and Excellence Awards, Cleaner of the Year

Our annual Innovation and Excellence Awards recognise the significant contributions of our staff. The Sydney Local Health District Innovation and Excellence Awards aim to recognise, celebrate and encourage healthcare innovation and excellence. Each year Sydney Local Health District Staff come to work each day to make a difference.

We also have an annual Service Awards Program for all staff, recognising a significant contribution to NSW Health for 10 or more years. 

World class facilities

We pride ourselves on delivering innovative, high quality and safe healthcare at our six hospitals – RPA, Concord, Canterbury, Balmain, Sydney Dental Hospital and RPA Virtual Hospital, our clinical services and through our comprehensive health services offered in the community.

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SydneyConnect Image: Artist's Impression – Redevelopment of Royal Prince Alfred Hospital 

We have an exciting vision for the future – with an ongoing program of works to ensure our facilities remain world class.

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Competitive conditions

We offer generous leave entitlements including accrued days off each month, 4 weeks annual leave each year, leave loading, sick leave, paid parental leave, long service leave, learning and development leave and leave options for carers. Our superannuation employer contribution is 10.5 per cent. Most roles are 38 hour working weeks with flexible work arrangements.

Flexible working

Flexible working
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Sydney has a range of flexible working options to assist you in finding a work-life balance. There are a range of flexible working options available depending on your role including flexible hours, part-time options, job-sharing and where possible working from home arrangements may be utilised.

Salary Packaging

Salary packaging is a simple way for our staff to increase their take home pay by reducing their taxable income and therefore the amount of tax they pay.

You can salary package expenses such as home mortgage, school fees, credit cards, or novated lease. Meal and Entertainment reimbursement is also available.

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Workplace Giving Program

We are fortunate in Australia to have one of the best health care systems in the world. As part of our commitment to improving healthcare services globally, our District has a Workplace Giving Program. Each week, a number of our staff give generously to support the excellent work of Valerie Browning AM and Dr Andrew Browning in Ethiopia through the Barbara May Foundation. A commitment of $1 a week from staff provides a monthly donation which covers the entire running costs of a Maternity Hospital in Ethiopia. This funding provides essential healthcare, saving the lives of mothers and their babies, as well as supporting education and building infrastructure for the community. 

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