Surrogacy leave

I am a registered nurse working in a public hospital. I am currently exploring becoming a parent via an altruistic surrogacy arrangement. If I become the primary carer of the child, what are my entitlements?

If you are to be the primary care giver, you would be eligible for 12- months’ leave, of which 14 weeks is paid, similar to the provisions for adoption leave. Further details, including the documentation that would be sought to validate your eligibility is set out in Section 5.2.3 of PD2018_046 (Leave Matters for the NSW Health Service).