Equality and diversity

Treatment with dignity and respect

The Trust is committed to the principles of equality and human rights as an employer of more than 3,000 staff, volunteers and as a provider of health care.

All staff, patients and visitors to the Trust can expect to be treated with dignity and respect and the Trust will not tolerate any form of harassment, discrimination or victimisation.

The Trust has a set of equality information that demonstrates our commitment to promoting equality of opportunity and tackling discrimination in access to health services, and in the way our staff are treated.

Monitoring, evaluation and review are seen as essential components and are threaded throughout the programme of work and development.

Annual Equality Diversity and Inclusion Report

The Annual Equality Diversity and Inclusion Report includes information about our patients, workforce and local population. It outlines the Trust’s commitment to promoting equality in all its functions and to valuing the diversity of staff patients and the local communities.

The provision of high quality patient care is our key driver and the principles of equality, diversity and human rights are intrinsic to the Trust’s core business.

We are committed to delivering high quality services that are accessible, responsive and appropriate to meet the needs of all our patients. In this respect, patient pathways have been designed to reduce variations in care and improve outcomes, whilst recognising the needs of individual patients.

The Trust aim to be an employer of choice and ensure that all our staff have equality of access to jobs, to promotion and to training opportunities.

The Trust is committed to creating an environment where everyone is treated with dignity, fairness and respect and to developing a culture of support and inclusion for all our employees and for those patients who access our services.

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