Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Statement
We recognise that hospices haven’t always been seen as fully inclusive, with many people in our community – often those who feel marginalised – not feeling that the hospice is a place that will support them. This means we need to do more to ensure we are serving our diverse community in the best way we can.
We want our patients, families, workforce, volunteers and supporters to feel that the hospice, whether that be inside or outside of our buildings is somewhere they feel celebrated as the unique individual they are. We want to be alongside our community, to build trust and allyship and to work together to contribute what we can to the very best care for people and their families with a serious or terminal illness.
Based on the standards developed by the Centre for Global Inclusion we aim to develop our hospice as a centre of excellence for inclusive palliative and end of life care.
We want to coproduce our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy with people from our community and therefore, our first steps will be to:
- Establish an Employee Resource Group made up of a diverse group of employees and volunteers to hold the organisation to account and comment on proposed plans.
- Establish an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy with interested parties from the local community to share their experiences and help set strategy and oversee progress.
From these activities we aim to create a progressive forward-thinking strategy that truly challenges the issue of inequity in palliative and end of life care.
If you feel, for any reason, that Harlington Hospice isn’t a place that will support you if you needed help – or if you are working with groups of people often excluded from health and care services – please get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org.