Staff from local health trusts will be attending the Doncaster Pride in Sir Nigel Gresley Square in the town centre throughout the day. The event is free and kicks off at 1pm with a Pride parade and runs until 6pm.
Staff from Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) who provide a range of mental health, learning disability, drug and alcohol services and community health services will be attending together with colleagues from Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals and Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). The staff will be on board a health bus and event goers are being encouraged to hop on and see them!
Kathryn Singh, Chief Executive at RDaSH, said: “We are committed to ensuring our services are fully inclusive for the LGBTQ+ community through the engagement of service users. We want RDaSH to be an employer of choice therefore we are striving to ensure our healthcare professional’s diversity is valued and respected.”
Richard Parker OBE, Chief Executive at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals, said: “As a Trust we are proud to support Pride and, like our local NHS partners, are committed to ensuring we are an LGBTQ+ friendly employer. As an organisation that employs almost 7,000 people, it’s essential that we celebrate the diversity of our workforce and strive to ensure we are inclusive and respectful of the many communities we proudly serve.”
Dr David Crichton, Chair of NHS Doncaster CCG said: “In Doncaster we are working collaboratively with providers and the local LGBT community to ensure all our health and care services are inclusive, equitable and effective for both patients and healthcare professionals.”