DAIP strategies

SMHS focuses on addressing the needs of people living with disability through the following overarching strategies of the SMHS Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) 2017-2022 (PDF 338KB)

DAIP strategies

Outcome 1: People with disability have the same opportunities as other people to access the services and any events organised by a public authority.

Strategy:

  • Ensure that the objectives of the DAIP are incorporated into strategic business planning and budgeting processes.
  • Ensure that any further Health Service developments and/or new services identify any special requirements for people with a disability.
  • Ensure that people with disability are provided with an opportunity to comment in access to services.
  • Ensure that venues for public events have no access barriers with regards to location, design and participation.

Outcome 2: People with disability have the same opportunities as other people to access buildings and facilities of a public authority.

Strategy:

  • Ensure that all buildings and facilities as far as practicable are physically accessible in respect of parking, external and internal access, toilets, signage and telephones.
  • Ensure signage is appropriate to people with disability.
  • Ensure patient and visitors with disabilities have assistance as required to locate destination.
  • Ensure that agents and contractors are aware of the relevant requirements of the Disability Services Act and SMHS DAIP.

Outcome 3: People with disability receive information from a public authority in a format that will enable them to access the information as readily as other people are able to access it.

Strategy:

  • Ensure that all SMHS produced pamphlets meet minimum communication guidelines for people with disability.
  • Ensure staff are aware of how to access information in alternative formats.

Outcome 4: People with disability receive the same level and quality of service from the staff of a public authority as other people receive from the staff of that public authority.

Strategy:

  • Ensure staff are aware of the availability of the DAIP.
  • Ensure awareness of disability issues in the recruitment and selection of new staff.

Outcome 5: People with disability have the same opportunities as other people to make complaints to a public authority.

Strategy:

  • Ensure that SMHS complaint processes are accessible to people with disability.
  • Participation in public consultation.

Outcome 6: People with disability have the same opportunities as other people to participate in any public consultation by a public authority.

Strategy:

  • Ensure all venues for public participation have no access barriers with regards to location and design.
  • Advertise opportunities to participate in public consultation giving consideration to the requirements of people with disability
  • Ensure that there is an appropriate level of representation of people with disability and/or consumers at Community Advisory Council.

Outcome 7: People with disability have the same opportunities as other people to obtain and maintain employment with a public authority.

Strategy:

  • Ensure recruitment strategy incorporates equity and diversity principles. WA Health Equity and Diversity Plan 2015-2020.
  • Ensure employment options provide flexibility for employees with disability.
  • Promote harmonious workplace free of discrimination.
  • Increase retention of employees with disabilities or existing employees who acquire a disability.
  • Maintain current workforce diversity data for all diversity groups including people with disability, for workforce planning

Last Updated: 13/01/2021