Diversity and Inclusion

Equality and Diversity

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust (EKHUFT) is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where all our staff, patients and service users feel they can be themselves. We will ensure that no employee or person visiting our hospitals will be illegally discriminated against because of who they are.

We value the differences that a diverse workforce brings to the organisation and will build a culture that is personal, fair & diverse. It is the duty of each employee to share the responsibility of creating and maintaining an environment of teamwork, trust and respect

The principles that underpin this statement are as follows:

  • A workforce that is valued and whose diversity reflects the community it serves, will enable EKHUFT to deliver the best possible healthcare service. 
  • An environment characterised by teamwork, trust and respect will enable every employee in the Trust to achieve their potential 
  • EKHUFT views individual diversity positively and recognises that everyone is different, valuing equally the unique contribution that individual experience, knowledge and skills can bring to the organisation.