Ballarat Health Services (BHS) staff have celebrated Cultural Diversity Week by dressing for the occasion.
As part of the annual event, some of BHS’ 4,000 culturally diverse staff donned their national costumes today to celebrate multiculturalism.
BHS Learning and Development Manager, Megan Ali, said BHS was a strong supporter of cultural diversity.
“Amongst our workforce of more than 4,000 people, our staff come from 76 different countries, including Canada, France, Iceland, Kenya, Peru, Romania and Vietnam.
“We embrace people of all cultures at BHS, which is demonstrated by our culturally diverse workforce. Each year during Cultural Diversity Week we celebrate the diverse and interesting backgrounds of our patients, clients, residents and staff.
“Today is a great opportunity to celebrate the diversity of our community and our workforce,” Ms Ali said.
During the week, BHS also launched its multicultural cookbook. Recipes and stories were contributed by a range of staff and community members and include family favourites such as Yabbie Salad with Black Olive Dressing, Croatian Walnut Roll, Moong Dhal and African Couscous.
Copies of the book are available for purchase for $12 from the Cashier on the ground floor of the Base Hospital.