Good Relations Week22nd September 2023
We are once again delighted to celebrate Good Relations Week (18th – 23rd September) this year with our themed message of ‘Better Together’.
We are fully committed to its Section 75 equality duties to promote equality of opportunity and to promote good relations amongst people of different racial groups, religious belief and political opinion both in terms of being an employer and when delivering services.
Better Together is very much aligned to our ‘Being Belfast’ vision where every staff member is a leader who respects diversity and promotes good relations when delivering safe, effective and compassionate HSC services and in the workplace.
This year, to celebrate Good Relations Week, we hosted an event in Girdwood Community Hub, in partnership with the Community Relations Council and The Executive Office. The aim of the event was to showcase our fantastic NI New Entrants Service (NINES) for newcomers (asylum seekers and refugees) to NI. We also heard from some of our international nurses and the Nurse of the Year alongside the brilliant Fane Street Primary School Choir.
Furthermore, Clinical Director of Cardiac Surgery Reuben Jeganathan tells us what this week means to him: