Working at Canberra Health Services: 

Canberra Health Services (CHS) is the leading health care provider in the ACT. CHS operate under the leadership of a Chief Executive Officer and executive team, appointed by the ACT Government. CHS runs the Canberra Hospital, which provides trauma services and most major medical and surgical services. CHS are also responsible for the delivery of health services via the University of Canberra Hospital, as well as walk-in centres, community health centres and community based health services.


Healthcare, Hospitals

Employees (Aus)

5001 – 10,000

Equality & Benefits at Canberra Health Services

18 weeks

Paid parental leave (additional to govt. leave)

2 weeks

Paid secondary carers leave offered

Above data is applicable to health professionals and is sourced from the ACT Health Professional Enterprise Agreement

Employee Ratings

Scores for Canberra Health Services are based on 16 ratings*

Overall Job Satisfaction (out of 5)



would recommend to other women


believe women are treated equally to men

Equal Opportunities

We asked current or past employees to give Canberra Health Services a rating out of 5 stars for equality. The data displays how satisfied reviewers are with equality of leadership opportunities and pay.

We also asked how equally they believe all employees are treated regardless of differences inc. gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age etc.

  • Representation of women in leadership – 2 (out of 5) 40% 40%
  • satisfaction with pay – 2 40% 40%
  • employees treated equally regardless of difference – 2 40% 40%
  • CEO supports gender equality – 3 60% 60%


We asked employees to give Canberra Health Services a rating out of 5 stars for the level of flexibility offered for work scheduling, hours and location. We also measured support for paid time off, including annual leave, personal leave and sick days.

  • support for Flexible work – 2 (out of 5)
  • ability to work remotely – 2
  • ability to work part time or compressed days – 2
  • ability to take paid time off work – 2


We asked employees to give CHS a rating out of 5 stars for their policies and practises that support parents and families. 

  • Parental leave policy & practises – 2 (out of 5)
  • support for taking parental leave – 2
  • support given to parents & carers – 2

Development & Enrichment

We asked employees to give Canberra Health Services a rating out of 5 stars for the support they received for their learning & development, mentorship and wellbeing at work. We also asked how supported they feel by management.

  • Learning & Development Opportunities – 2 (out of 5)
  • formal & informal mentoring – 2
  • supportive management – 2
  • wellbeing initiatives – 3


We asked employees to give Canberra Health Services a rating out of 5 stars for how respectful and inclusive the culture is.  We measured how responsive CHS are to issues raised and how equally all employees are treated at the company. Finally, we measured how comfortable reviewers felt to bring their ‘whole self’ to work and be accepted.

  • respectful & inclusive colleagues – 2 (out of 5)
  • employer responsiveness to discrimination – 3
  • equity, diversity & inclusion initiatives – 3
  • sense of belonging – 2

*Above data was crowdsourced from community surveys and as such is anecdotal

Employee Reviews

We encourage women to leave anonymous reviews of their experiences at Canberra Health Services. These are individual opinions and personal stories, that may provide insight into what it’s really like to work at the company, however they have not been verified.

five stars

It is a difficult gig”

Overall Job Satisfaction: 3 / 5 

Do you believe women and men treated equally?


What’s unequal?

“Pay, Development Opportunities, Promotion, Performance Reviews

Have you been treated unequally due to aspects of your identity?

“Yes. Parental status, Age, Ethnicity, Weight”

One thing your employer can improve: 

“More flexibility, Improved work-life balance”

Would you recommend Canberra Health Services to other women? 

We have to work on weekends with no extra allowance

Position / Department:

Customer Service

Neither Satisfied or Unsatisfied Anonymous Reviewer

Senior Level, Posted 2022

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