We have a number of initiatives and channels in place to support our staff, including our Diversity Champions, Staff Networks and Freedom to Speak Up Guardians.
Here to Help
At Kingston Hospital, we understand that our staff may need support from time to time. That’s why we have launched the “Here to Help!” campaign, which brings all our support services into one place. Whether you need financial assistance, emotional support, or simply someone to talk to, we’re here for you. Our goal is to ensure that our staff have all the resources they need to thrive. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need help. We’re here for you, no matter what.
The Trust has recruited and trained Diversity Champions to drive behavioural change across the organisation. These employees are passionate about helping create a fair and accepting culture where everyone feels welcome and valued. Our Diversity Champions promote the Trust’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion agenda within their workplace and providing clear, informed, and sensitive advice to colleagues when highlighting inequalities and signposting through to appropriate support channels available. Our Diversity Champions help to increase diversity knowledge through promotion of educational sessions on issues such as anti-racism, unconscious bias, hidden disability awareness and much more.
To support partnership working across Kingston Hospital and HRCH, we are bringing our staff networks together to strengthen our joint workforce. Moving forward, we would like to bring together the two organisation’s disability and long-term health condition networks (Kingston Ability and DiverseAbility), our race equality networks (MEGA and REIN), and our LGBTQ+ networks (Pride Kingston Hospital and HRCH LGBTQ+).
We hope this will provide an opportunity to amplify the voice of the staff these networks represent, whilst also continuing to provide a safe space for the members to meet, support and celebrate one another. We are excited by the opportunity to get to know our colleagues across both organisations better and look forward to sharing and tackling common issues as one.
You don’t have to identify as Disabled, LGBTQ+ or from a BME background to join a network, allies play an important role in supporting and advocating for people from marginalised or under-represented groups. If you believe in building a better, more inclusive workplace for all, please join!
If you are a staff member and would like to join a network or have any questions, you can contact the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) team at firstname.lastname@example.org
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