Equality and diversity

We are aware that the needs of our patients and staff are continually changing and that we serve an increasingly diverse population in respect of language, culture, religion and ethnicity.

We believe that the people who use our services, their carers and our staff should be treated with respect and dignity. We're committed to treating everyone fairly regardless of their race, religion/belief, gender, sexual orientation, social background, disability or age and will not tolerate discrimination of any form.

Our equality work is led by the Equality and Diversity Steering Group, which reports to the Trust Board. The Trust Board believes that the work carried out by this group and the Trust's Equality and Diversity agenda will enable us to continue to improve and develop the services we deliver.

View our Equality and Diversity publications and reports.


Maggie O'Rourke, Senior HR Projects Manager/Equality and Diversity Manager
Tel: +44 (0)1926 495 321 ext 8288
Email: Maggie.O'Rourke@swft.nhs.uk

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Equality Impact Assessments (EIA)

The Trust consults with its staff, service users and local community groups on its Equality Impact Assessments. Our Equality Impact Assessments cover all areas of equality legislation including race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation and religion and belief.

If you wish to view the most recent EIAs or would like further information, please contact Maggie.O'Rourke@swft.nhs.uk