Trust celebrates diversity

Tuesday, 23 September, 2008

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Trust (SECAmb) has been accepted onto Stonewall's Diversity Champion's Programme, joining London as the second ambulance trust to sign up.

Employees from the Trust's 'Pride in SECAmb' group joined representatives from the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender campaign charity and Pride in Brighton & Hove, ahead of last month's Brighton Pride parade in which SECAmb took place.

Chair of Pride in SECAmb, and Director of Corporate Affairs, Geraint Davis, said, "Being accepted on to Stonewall's Diversity Champion's Programme really is an honour. We created Pride in SECAmb because we're keen to ensure we are an inclusive organisation. Working with Stonewall brings in external validation as we develop the organisation."

SECAmb will work with Stonewall, and other organisations to promote gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality in the workplace and to ensure that the Trust is a workplace where all employees can be themselves at work.
Stonewall's David Small added, "It's great that SECAmb is the second ambulance service to join the scheme. It joins more than 30 other health organisations, proving that the health sector is a really big growth area for us. We're really pleased to have SECAmb on board."

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