Equality is about creating a fairer society where everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential.
We recognise the right of all of our patients, visitors and employees to be treated fairly and considerably irrespective of age, gender, marital status, religious belief, ethnic background, nationality, sexual orientation, disability and social status.
We are commited to promoting equality and diversity in everything we do.
Most of us need to visit an NHS service from time to time. Others may rely on the NHS and social care services for help with long-term health conditions or disabilities. Whenever you need healthcare, medical treatment or social care, you have the right to be treated fairly and not to be discriminated against, regardless of your ‘protected characteristics'. Laws under the Equality Act set out that every patient should be treated as an individual and with respect and dignity.
The laws mean that all NHS organisations like ours will be required to make sure health and social care services are fair and meet the needs of everyone, whatever their background or circumstances.