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Princess Alexandra Hospital pledges support to tackle racism

Health / Fri 25th Mar 2022 am31 06:34am

THE Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) has become the first NHS hospital in Essex to sign up to a new anti-racism charter.PAHT has signed the anti-racism charter, developed by trade union representative UNISON, at a special ceremony that commits the hospital to a range of pledges designed to prevent racial bias.

The charter includes championing a racially diverse workforce, having a clear programme of anti-racist initiatives and providing equality and inclusion training sessions for all staff.The hospital will also report on their ethnicity pay gaps and monitor disciplinary processes to ensure that all outcomes are fair. 


Daphne Lewis, UNISON eastern regional organiser said: “This charter means PAHT is making a firm commitment to tackling discrimination in all its forms. “This will not only improve the experiences of black staff, but lead to fairer and better workplaces, helping improve the quality of services for the people of Harlow.”

Lance McCarthy, chief executive at The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT), said: “We’re delighted to be working in partnership with UNISON and signing up to their anti-racism charter.

“At PAHT, we are extremely passionate about equality and inclusion for all of our people and the charter is a big step to ensuring that all of our colleagues feel that they belong.

“A huge thank you to UNISON for introducing this initiative that will help to bring change and support many of our people.”

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3 Comments for Princess Alexandra Hospital pledges support to tackle racism:

Ray
2022-03-26 07:56:08

This should be sorted out when they are being interviewed for the job.

Theman
2022-03-26 10:59:49

Maybe a pledge to treat patients on time and with respect may go down better than wasting our money on this nonsense. We already have protection in the workplace against racism etc. this is just virtue signalling nonsense and a waste tax payers money.

Theman
2022-03-26 12:58:10

More virtue signalling nonsense. Remembers it’s our taxes and union dues they are spending on this

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