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14 May 2018 at 12:33

The Trust is supporting the NHS Employers’ seventh Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Week this week.

It shines a light on the great work the NHS does meeting the diverse needs of local people and how we’re making equality and diversity part of everything we do, improving the quality of services for patients and the working lives of staff.

Karen Chazen, Equalities Lead, said: “The Trust be will attending the Navajo awards ceremony on Friday to celebrate our success in achieving this LGBTI chartermark award for the second time.

“We have also recently worked with Merseyside Police to provide facilities to report hate crime at our hospitals. Engagement activity with staff and patient groups will be taking place to promote inclusion in the workforce and in patient care.”

Jane Royds, Associate Director of Strategic HR and Communications, added: “The Trust is committed to supporting equality, diversity and human rights in the workplace. The recent appointments of Karen Chazen as Equalities Lead and Freedom to Speak Up Guardian Martin Abrams demonstrate how we appreciate the importance of equality and inclusion. I look forward to working with them in promoting an inclusive and transparent culture within the Trust.”

Danny Mortimer, Chief Executive of NHS Employers, said: “NHS Employers is once again proud to be sponsoring and promoting NHS Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Week. Despite the fast changing landscape across the NHS, I continue to be astounded by the dedication and commitment of staff to provide a better service to patients day in and day out. I firmly believe this is in large part due to the strong value base upon which the NHS is built and which an occasion like #EQW2018 allows us to celebrate.”