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Posted on Dec 3 2021 by Fiona Bailey

St Andrew’s has proved its “commitment to transparency” by publishing its new diversity and inclusion report.

The annual document, which can be publicly accessed, explores how the charity supports and includes both patients, staff and visitors from all backgrounds and beliefs.

The publication has been designed and published to celebrate the rich diversity of the hospital’s community. It features interviews with staff, patient and staff demographics and information on how diversity and inclusivity is being championed from within the organisation.

Cheryl Nyabezi, Diversity and Inclusion Manager, said: “Over the last year we have made significant strides towards that inclusivity goal. Whilst Covid has taken a toll on families and communities, it has also magnified issues around race and gender imbalances.

“Our reflections have yielded results and I am excited that we have set several plans in motion to help us address any gaps that we might have within our service, both for our staff and for patients.

“We also acknowledge and celebrate the good practice that we have worked so hard to attain, such as our gender and ethnicity pay gaps, our senior leadership representation and our overall adherence to core principles of diversity and inclusion. The St Andrew’s family is one I am proud to be a part of and I continue to be excited to see what else we can do together.”

The report also includes information around the gender pay gap, faith and spirituality, the Pride network, disability and race and ethnicity.

To read the report, click here.