Good Relations Strategy for Healthy Future Consultation

14/01/2013

Belfast Trust recognises the importance of embracing diversity, promoting good relations and challenging sectarianism and racism.

 

As the largest Health and Social Care provider in Northern Ireland, the Trust is committed to promoting good relations and wants to ensure service users and staff, enjoy equality of opportunity and equality of access to health and social care in a welcoming and neutral environment.

 

The strategy is available in alternative formats on request.

In order to further this commitment the Trust has developed a draft Good Relations Strategy - Healthy Relations for a Healthy Future – 2013 -2015, for public consultation from 11th January 2013 – 5th April 2013Download the Strategy now

As a public authority we have a legal responsibility under Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 to promote equality of opportunity and good relations. We hope that this strategy goes beyond compliance to proactively create an organisation where service users and staff feel valued, respected and comfortable irrespective of race, religion or political opinion.

During the development of this strategy the Trust carried out a pre-consultation and engagement process to offer service users, staff, Section 75 representative groups, community and voluntary organisations, Trade Unions and religious groups the opportunity to inform the strategy to ensure it was meaningful and met identified needs.
 
We hope this strategy reflects the feedback received, but recognise the value of meaningful consultation and welcome feedback from this public consultation.

The strategy is available in alternative formats on request.

Contact Details

E-Mail: veronica.mceneaney@belfasttrust.hscni.net
Telephone: (028) 9096 0071
Fax: (028) 9056 6701
Text phone: (028) 9056 6755.

To respond to the strategy please contact Veronica McEneaney via:
E-Mail: veronica.mceneaney@belfasttrust.hscni.net or

Veronica McEneaney
Equality Manager
Health & Social Inequalities
First Floor Graham House
Knockbracken Healthcare Park
Saintfield Road
Belfast
BT8 8BH