What is equality and diversity?

An equal society protects and promotes equal, real freedom and opportunity to live in the way people value and would choose, so that everyone can flourish. An equal society recognises people’s different needs, situations and goals, and removes the barriers that limit what people can do and be. (Source IDEA Website).

Our commitment to equality and diversity

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is committed to promoting equality, diversity and fair treatment to all staff, patients and visitors regardless of race, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, mental or physical disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, age or social exclusion.

We take our obligations under equality legislation seriously. We believe that equality and diversity are central to a responsive service that addresses the needs of all patients and staff.

You can read our Equality Act 2010 Public Sector Equality Duty Publication of Information 2016  – this includes our workforce data.

Equality Delivery System

The Equality Delivery System is a nine step process to support commissioners and providers to deliver better outcomes for patients and communities and better working environments for staff. Find out more about the Equality Delivery System here. 

Share your thoughts

The Equality and Engagement Team are always interested in hearing your views and comments around equality and engagement issues. If you want to share your thoughts you can contact the Equality and Engagement Team via email: equalityandengagement@rothgen.nhs.uk


Contact us

 Ros Sullivan

 P&OD Business Partner

Telephone: 01709 424258

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
Rotherham Hospital
Moorgate Road
S60 2UD

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