Equality Objectives

The Trust, as a public authority, is subject to the Public Sector equality duty (PSED). The PSED is comprised of two elements, the general duties and the specific duties. One of the specific duties is the requirement to publish Equality Objectives.

The Trust's equality objectives have been based on evidence derived from the following:- the National Inpatient Survey, the National Staff Survey, feedback from local Healthwatch organisations, local third sector organisations,' Patient Power'  events, complaints feedback , Hospedia in-house surveys, the Friends & Family Test results and feedback from patient representatives on Trust Committees.

The Equality Objective Plan was approved that Workforce Council on 21st September 2016 and also at the Patient Experience Council on 2nd November 2016.

The plan can be accessed here

The Equality Objectives are as follows:-

1. The Trust's services are fully accessible to all patients and are responsive to their individual needs, including those patients from protected groups.

2. Patients report positive experiences of their care and are fully involved and supported in making decisions about their treatment.

3. The Trust's workforce is appropriately skilled to provide compassionate, personalised care to meet the needs of all its patients, including those from protected groups.                          

4.   The Trust's senior leaders demonstrate their commitment to equality


For further information please contact the Trust's Equality and Diversity Lead:-

Tel: 0151 430 1042

Email: Cheryl.Farmer@sthk.nhs.uk 

Patients are eligible for free NHS treatment at St Helens and Knowsley Teaching hospitals NHS Trust if they are: Ordinarily resident in the UK or: Overseas visitors, but entitled to free NHS services under the National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Regulations

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