Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs Fairfield Hospital is in the running for a National Diversity Award

THE hospital trust has been shortlisted for a national award in what is the UK’s largest

celebration of diversity.

Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs Fairfield Hospital is in the running for a National Diversity Award in the ceremony being held tomorrow (Friday September 8) at the stunning Liverpool Cathedral.

The awards, backed by some of the biggest names on television including Graham Norton and Stephen Fry, are designed to showcase the outstanding achievements of those who have devoted their time and passion to enhancing equality, diversity and inclusion in today’s society.

The trust has been shortlisted in the Diverse Company Category.

Naheed Nazir, Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust said: “This is great news for the Trust. We are delighted that we have been shortlisted for the National Diversity Awards. This award is recognition of the hard work we are doing to support our staff and patients to feel valued and involved.”

Graham Norton said: “Promoting and celebrating diversity is close to my heart which is why I am thrilled to support The National Diversity Awards! I want to wish all of this year’s shortlisted nominees the best of luck for the ceremony, you all deserve to win!”

Over 22,000 nominations and votes were received this year for the awards.

Paul Sesay, Founder and CEO of The National Diversity Awards said: “I am so proud to be able to witness the journeys of some of the most inspiring role models this country has to offer. Each year I am overwhelmed with the quality and quantity of nominations, and those shortlisted should know how privileged I am to share your stories with the nation. You are all winners and I can’t wait to meet you at the ceremony.”

Source: Bury Times,

http://www.burytimes.co.uk/news/15518970.Hospital_trust_shortlisted_as_a___39_diversity_hero__39__in_national_awards/

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