Our Culture and Values

Our CORE Values are: Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment.

We strive for healthy people and resilient communities at the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD), and while we’re delivering safe and effective person-centred care, we’re also working hard to look after our staff along the way.

Our CORE Values underpin the behaviour and actions of all our staff. We aim to always ‘live’ our values in the way we work and how we interact with each other and our community - we call it 'CORE Living'. 

We made this video to promote CORE Living and to encourage our people to ensure the CORE Values are integrated into our workplaces.

ISLHD is committed to providing a safe and respectful working environment for all staff. Bullying and unacceptable behaviours will not be tolerated under any circumstances.

The NSW Health Workplace Culture Framework notes that NSW Health is committed to making a positive difference to workplace culture and creating and sustaining a more respectful workplace in which the CORE Values are demonstrated in all activities and decisions. ISLHD has developed its own Workplace Culture Strategy to inform and support this commitment.