Our champions come from all areas across Trust directorates and divisions and work to support staff and patients and ensure that the Trust is compliant with the NHS EDS system.
The Diversity Champions meet 4 times a year as a forum. The role of the Diversity Champion is to keep their directorate/division informed of recent developments in current Equality and Diversity matters via their team meetings and team briefs.
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Who are our Diversity Champions?
We have over 20 diversity champions working at Barnsley Hospital, they include:
Terasz Girdlestone Community Midwife
For the past 13 years I have worked with pregnant asylum seekers and economic migrants from all over the world and have been closely involved in developing services and care pathways around their many and varied needs. I am interested in continuing to be an advocate to continue supporting this group of vulnerable women.
Vivika G. Parkinson, Medical Outpatients Dept
I became a Diversity Champion, in order to provide feedback information to staff on current equality and diversity legislation;and to provide guidance to patients to deal with any equality matters.
Jade Lynch, Registered Adult General Nurse
To be kept up to date on issues surrounding equality, diversity and dignity appropriate to my area of work. I can then ensure I pass on relevant information to fellow colleagues to ensure myself and my colleagues provide holistic and up to date care to patients and visitors.
Emma Goldthorpe, Ward Sister (Gynaecology)
I would like to be available on the ward to provide guidance and support to colleagues surrounding issues related to equality, diversity and dignity. I aim to provide relevant information to my colleagues, patients and visitors on the ward by providing them with up to date information and knowledge.
Pete Allen, Facilities manager
To ensure that all our patient staff and visitors are all treated the same regardless of their Beliefs/Age/Gender Race or Disability. We all have our strength and weaknesses no matter who we are and should learn to live in harmony.