CHFT co-hosts successful first Pride in the NHS event

Comedian Rhona Cameron, second right,  was the guest speaker at our NHS LGBTQ+  co-hosted with the RCN and NHSE in Leeds yesterday.

It was a learning and networking event and  open to all  NHS organisations across the North.

Scot Rhona  - who appeard on the first ever Celebrity Get Me Out of Here  - was the guest speaker. The day long event included workshops, a Q&A session and networking time.

Our paediatrician and associate medical director, Sal Uka, says: "I was really proud to be leading on this on behalf of the Trust, showing that equality and diversity is really important to us." 

Our lead cancer nurse Christopher Button,  pictured left, said the day was "Powerful. Emotional. Inspiring". He added: " The day highlighted that appreciation and acceptance of equality and diversity, in this instance LGBTQ+ but essentially any difference, is key to achieving good quality of life for everyone. "

Ruth Mason, our associate director of organisational and development, right, said: " It was such an inclusive day which reinforced our One Culture of Care.  We want everyone to be confident of being themselves at work and knowing they are support."

Our Equality and Diversity manager, Nicky Hosty, said: " What a fantastic event. Education is fundamental to driving sustainable change. Sharing lived experience to promote understanding supports the compassionate approach. And, for me the message was, keep going even when the road gets tough."