At Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust we respect and value the diversity of our patients, their relatives and carers, and our staff. We are committed to meeting the needs and expectations of the diverse communities we serve and providing high quality care. In striving to achieve this we will make best use of the range of talents and experience of our workforce.
This is set against the backdrop of the Equality Act 2010 and the Public Sector Equality Duty which became law on 5 April 2011. This strengthens equality legislation through a series of themes (called Protected Characteristics), which provide additional protection from discrimination and a further requirement for organisations to promote equality. The protected characteristics are: age, disability, gender re-assignment, race, religion and belief, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity and marriage and civil partnerships.
The Trust complies with the law and aims to further develop better practice to ensure that we continue to:
Rex Webb – Head of Diversity & Inclusion
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
Telephone: 01722 336262 Ext: 5830
Our staff at Salisbury District Hospital have long been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment they provide for our patients and for their innovation, commitment and professionalism. This has been recognised in a wide range of achievements and it is reflected in our award of NHS Foundation Trust status. This is afforded to hospitals that provide the highest standards of care.