Working In Harmony

Thursday, 29 March 2018
Portland District Health is proud of its multicultural workforce and on March 24 the health service celebrated this diversity with a Taste of Harmony day.

Meals from up to six different countries were prepared for a multicultural luncheon by the PDH catering team and by staff members from other countries.

PDH has Filipino, Indonesian, Irish, Sri Lankan, Pakistani, Indian, Bengali, English, Egyptian, Nigerian, South African and Dutch staff.

The event was organised by PDH Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce officer, Sonia Shelton, who said the luncheon was a way of bringing together all staff and celebrating different cultures.

Staff were also encouraged to wear orange on the day, the colour chosen to represent Harmony Day, signifying social communication and meaningful conversations.

We wanted to celebrate how our differences make Australia a great place to live and, in particular, make PDH a great place to work,” Ms Shelton said.

Our multicultural staff contribute so much to our organisation and to our community.

PDH hosts several functions during the year designed to bring together staff from all departments.

The event coincided with Harmony Day which was celebrated on March 21.

The message of Harmony Day is that everyone belongs, and it aims to engage people to participate in their community, respect cultural and religious diversity and foster a sense of belonging for everyone.

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