Written by Deputy Director of Workforce
We are delighted to publish our new Single Equality Scheme which demonstrates our strong ambition to put people at the heart of Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust.
This Single Equality Scheme (SES) affirms our commitment to ensure equal access to health services for our patents and visitors as well as employment opportunities for our staff. It embraces all six strands of diversity and sets out our plans to challenge discrimination and promote equality in terms of race (ethnicity), disability, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion and belief.
In publishing this scheme, we would like to record our personal thanks to members of the Equality and Diversity Steering Group who not only champion specific strands of diversity but invest personal time and energy in promoting equality and diversity and provide passionate leadership to the delivery of plans contained in this document.
We acknowledge that we are on a journey towards the delivery of completely equal services and employment - and that there is always more that we can do. You can read more in our Equality and Diversity Annual Report for last year.
The Single Equality Scheme is seen by the Trust to be a live document with an evolving action plan based upon the feedback from staff, service users and local communities. As such we expect additions to be made to the action plan over the next 3 years as we continue to involve and engage with stakeholders.
We are however, both proud and grateful for being able to lead the organisation through a transformational journey to become one of the best performing hospital Trusts in the country embracing equality and diversity in all that we do.
Last Updated on Thursday, 21 June 2012 14:22