We are proud to be supporting the #InWithTheBins
campaign by installing sanitary bins in men’s toilet cubicles throughout
pioneered by ‘Trans Man Talks’ founder Quinn Pearse Brown, aims to increase the
provision of sanitary bins for trans men and non-binary people who still
experience periods. The bins also benefit men with particular medical conditions
who may rely on sanitary bins, for instance when changing colostomy bags.
Wraw, Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, said: “I am delighted to see the bins in place throughout the hospital.
We want people to feel comfortable and supported whilst visiting our site and
we are pleased that this campaign benefits people in the LGBT+ community and
initiative follows the Trust’s successful launch of the NHS Rainbow Badge
scheme, which involves staff completing an LGBT+ awareness course and signing a
pledge. The scheme aims to provide reassurance to patients, families and
colleagues that the Trust is inclusive and non-judgemental for people who
identify as LGBT+.
Chief Executive of the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, Michael Wright, said: “We
serve a diverse community and we understand the importance of providing an inclusive
environment for those within it. This scheme is one more way for us to show our
support for the LGBT+ community.”