St George's Healthcare has a clear vision - to provide quality health services for everyone who needs them, and to make sure that staff are competent, equal and happy in their work.
It is our aim to provide care and services that are appropriate and sensitive to all.
We always ensure that our services promote equality of opportunity, equality of access, and are non-discriminatory.
We are proud of our place in the local community and are keen to embrace the many cultures and traditions that make it so diverse.
The diversity of this community is reflected in the ethnic and cultural mix of our staff. By mirroring the diversity that surrounds us, our staff are better placed to understand and provide for the cultural and spiritual needs of patients.
The Trust has completed its self-assessment exercise as part of the implementation of the Department of Health’s Equality Delivery System (EDS). The EDS is designed as a tool to be used to help all staff and NHS organisations understand how equality can drive improvements and strengthen the accountability of services to patients and the public. The EDS encourages Trusts to work with their service users, staff and stakeholders to gather and analyse information on equalities; set equality objectives and make the changes required to become better employers and improve the way frontline health services deliver good health outcomes for the protected groups who experience the greatest inequalities.
The EDS has been designed to enable compliance with the Equality Act (2010) and ensure that NHS Trusts follow their legal obligations with regard to producing equality objectives.