We are committed to equality and diversity for our staff and patients. This means that we aim to create a fairer society, that is equally accessible to all, while recognising and valuing difference in its broadest sense.
We believe that any form of discrimination whether it is based on age, gender, disability, race, sexual orientation, faith or religion is unacceptable and will be dealt with swift and appropriate action.
We have a zero tolerance culture to any form of abuse and violence (verbal/physical) and any violation of this policy may effect employment for staff, and ability to visit or be treated for general members of the public.
The Trust believes in building a workforce which values and whose diversity reflects the communities it serves, enabling it to deliver the best possible healthcare service to all local communities.
The Trust aims to ensure that the principles of diversity and inclusion underpin all our employment and service policies and procedures. The Trust is committed to effectively resolving any case of discrimination in the organisation and aims to ensure that managers and staff are aware of their responsibilities in this area.