Trust Wins Two Equality and Diversity Awards – 01/07/13

Equality and Diversity Awards

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust has won two awards at the NHS Employers’ Personal Fair and Diverse (PFD) Awards ceremony in London on 26 June.

The Trust won a Certificate of Achievement for its commitment to delivering personal, fair and diverse services. Equality and Diversity Lead Paul Singh was also awarded a Certificate of Achievement for his efforts to engage and encourage staff to promote the NHS Employers’ Personal, Fair and Diverse campaign and help embed the values.

These awards follows the Trust’s work as an ambassador organisation for the national Personal, Fair and Diverse campaign, led by NHS Employers, which aims to make the NHS a more personal, fair and diverse workplace for everyone.

Trust Chairman Glyn Shaw commented: “We are delighted to have received these awards which demonstrate our commitment to always treating our staff and patients fairly and respecting everyone’s diverse backgrounds and cultures.”

Professor Carol Baxter, Head of Equality, Diversity & Human Rights at NHS employers, who presented the awards said: “Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust and Paul Singh have won these awards because they have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to personalised care through inclusive behaviour which has helped to either improve patient outcomes or create a more inclusive workplace.“