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Recognition for our commitment to equality

The L&D has been recognised for its commitment to improving equality. The accolade comes from NHS Employers, which advises NHS organisations across England and is part of the NHS Confederation.

The L&D is the only NHS organisation in the East of England region to be selected for NHS Employers’ Equality and Diversity programme for 2013-14.

L&D Non Executive Director Jagtar Singh OBE, said:
“At the L&D, we believe that equality and diversity is a journey rather than a destination. We have maintained a firm commitment to embed equality into our core business and we continue to invest and make changes to help people who might otherwise suffer disadvantage, so they can access good healthcare which meets their needs.”

“Receiving this NHS accreditation for our equality work helps us on our journey to reduce health inequalities, and sharing ideas and good practice with other NHS organisation will benefit patients, staff and the diverse community we serve.”

Two examples where the L&D has committed to better equality are:

  • The maternity department virtual tour is a video for mums-to-be which is available in several different languages including Polish and Urdu to reflect the cultural diversity of the local community.
  • Our learning disability nursing team train hospital staff so they can adjust services to meet the needs of people with learning disabilities. They also support this patient group so that their experience of hospital is a positive one.

Media Enquiries

If you have a media enquiry please email pressenquiry@ldh.nhs.ukor call 01582 497 408 and we will get back to you. If you have a media enquiry out of hours (i.e. before 9am, after 5pm or at weekends) and it is urgent, please call the hospital switchboard on 01582 491 166 and ask to speak to the Duty Press Officer.

Communications enquiries
communications@ldh.nhs.uk or call 01582 497 408.

Communications team
Sarah Newby
Head of Communications:
Sarah.Newby@ldh.nhs.uk
Direct line: 01582 497 458
Working hours: 9am to 5pm, Mon – Wed only

Mariane Covington
Communications Manager/Press Officer
Mariane.Covington@ldh.nhs.uk
Direct line: 01582 497 408
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Courteney Black
Internal and Digital Communications Officer
Courteney.Black@ldh.nhs.uk
Working hours: 9am to 5pm Mon – Fri