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We are one of the biggest acute hospitals in the region as well as the largest employer in Gaynor WestrayWirral. The Trust is committed to ensuring that our services are accessible to all members of our community and that our services are delivered equally regardless of any difference and reflects the communities we serve.

The Trust fully embraces the provisions of the Equality Act 2010 and the requirements of the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) and is committed to the general duty requirements of:

  • Eliminating unlawful discrimination, harassment & victimisation
  • Advancing equality of opportunity between different groups
  • Fostering good relations between different groups

 

[Pictured: Gaynor Westray, Director of Nursing and Midwifery. Trust lead for Equality and Diversity]

 

The protected characteristics

The following characteristics are protected characteristics:

  • age
  • disability
  • gender reassignment
  • marriage and civil partnership
  • pregnancy and maternity
  • race
  • religion or belief
  • sex
  • sexual orientation

 

Equality Delivery System 2

The equality delivery system (EDS2) is a tool available to all NHS organisations to enable them to assess and grade their equality performance and to respond to the requirements of the public sector equality duty, therefore the Trust uses this as a framework in advancing equality and diversity.

 

Further Details

Click here to read our Annual Equality and Diversity Report

Click here to read our Equality & Diversity policy

 

Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES)

The workforce equality standard became a mandatory requirement embedded within the NHS contract on 15 April 2015 with the purpose of ensuring collective analysis and use of workforce data to address the under-representation of black, Asian and minority ethnic employees.

Each Trust is required to prepare and submit an annual report containing data relating to BME staff in the workforce and progress towards improvement. 

Click here to read our latest Workforce Race Equality Standard report

It is hoped that the WRES will help foster an environment in the Trust whereby all staff feel engaged, valued and supported which, in turn, will contribute towards high quality patient care and improved health outcomes.

For further information please contact Sharon Landrum, Equality & Diversity Adviser on 0151 334 4000 Ext 5246

 

Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES)

The Equality and Diversity Council have recommended that from April 2018, a Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES) should be mandated within the NHS contract and as such, Trusts will soon be required to publish reports relating to workforce disability data and highlighting any trends or issues and any actions identified to make improvements.

As with the Workforce Race Equality Scheme (WRES), it is hoped that the WDES will help foster an environment in the Trust whereby all staff feel engaged, valued and supported which, in turn, will contribute towards high quality patient care and improved health outcomes

How can you help?

A massive challenge for the Trust is to ensure that electronic staff records (ESR) are up to date. Please therefore ensure that all your details are up to date and accurate and spread the word to colleagues in your area!

For further information please contact Sharon Landrum, Equality & Diversity Adviser on 0151 334 4000 Ext 5246

 

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