We are committed to ensuring that our patients and their families/carers are treated as individuals with privacy, dignity and respect. We want our patients to feel they matter – that their values, beliefs and personal relationships will be respected, regardless of their age, gender, ethnicity, social or cultural backgrounds, or their psychological or physical requirements.

We are committed to promoting equality, embracing diversity and ensuring full inclusion for people who use our services whether staff or patients/public so it is central to our vision and values. Promoting equal opportunities, preventing discrimination and valuing diversity are fundamental to building strong services and communities. Furthermore, we are committed to building a workforce that reflects the diverse communities in the different areas we serve, enabling us to deliver quality health services.

It is important to note that managing diversity is a journey and we are learning and developing in this area of work.

To view our Equality and Diversity Annual Report for 2015/16, please click here.

 

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