A new initiative is under way to make sure the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn promotes inclusivity and also celebrates its diverse workforce.
Known as See Me First, it has already seen 200 staff sign up to a pledge to uphold these values and treat everyone with respect.
Everyone who backs the initiative will wear a badge to show they stand against discrimination and stand for respect.
It has been spearheaded by the hospital’s black, Asian and minority ethnic network.
Caroline Shaw CBE, QEH Chief Executive and Co-Chair of the QEH BAME and Allies Network, said: “We all have a part to play when it comes to creating an inclusive environment and equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of QEH’s values. When staff feel supported, this leads to better patient care, so it is really important that every member of Team QEH feels included and welcome at work.
“Many of our staff continue to experience discrimination and racial abuse which we do not tolerance or accept. I’m extremely proud of our diverse workforce and this campaign sends a clear message that we stand together as one Team QEH.”