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June 2019

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Hepburn Health’s Namita Trensky

Hepburn Health over the moon about rainbow tick

Hepburn Health is celebrating its recent Rainbow Tick Accreditation covering services at Daylesford, Creswick, Clunes and Trentham.

Previously, only Hepburn Health Aged Care was fully accredited.

Now, Hepburn Health is one of a limited number of regional health services to achieve across-the-board Rainbow Tick Accreditation.

National Rainbow Tick accreditation means Hepburn Health and its staff are committed to safe and inclusive practice and service delivery for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people.

Hepburn Health supervising psychologist Namita Trensky described the Rainbow Tick Accreditation as a great breakthrough.

‘It’s an affirmation of the work we do in the LGBTQI community to support people to have a voice and meet their needs.’

Hepburn Health’s J Cawton manages 230 volunteers across the service, many whom belong to the LGBTI Community.

‘The volunteers within the service are a reflection of the community they live in.

‘They say it’s important for volunteers to know that Hepburn Health is a culturally-safe place for them and the people they work with.’

J Cawton and partner Jen McInerney, a Hepburn Health volunteer who drives people to and from health appointments, married in November last year.

The wedding was attended by several other volunteers from Hepburn Health.