Sussex Partnership scoops national award for valuing diversity

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06 / 10 / 2014 9.29am

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust was awarded Diverse Company of the Year 2014, at the recent National Diversity Awards. The awards celebrate all aspects of diversity including age, disability, gender, race, religion, faith and LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender).

The event – hosted by Brian Dowling and Cerrie Burnell – was attended by the trust's chief executive Colm Donaghy and representatives from the trust's disabled, BME and LGBT networks. Sussex Partnership was recognised for its championing of diversity and innovative business strategies, as well as its support of staff networks. The in-depth evidence that the trust has accumulated was also recognised as demonstrating the great commitment to ensuring both equality and fairness are adopted in employment and service delivery.

Colm Donaghy said, “We’re delighted to have won Diverse Company of the Year from 21,000 nominations. We’re committed to making sure everyone who uses our services and everyone who works for us feels fully supported. This is a great achievement for us and we‘re committed to improving equality and diversity even further in our organisation.

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