PENNINE Acute has been shortlisted in the National Diversity Awards 2017 in the ‘Diverse Company’ category.
The Trust was nominated earlier in the year and the judges have put Pennine forward for the final shortlist of 10.
The Trust is competing against the following organisations Wirral Change, Channel 4, West Yorkshire Police, Reed Smith, Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust, Gateshead College, RBS, Second Battalion the Princess of Wales Royal Regiment, and NELFT NHS Foundation Trust.
The final of the awards will be held at Anglican Cathedral on 8 September 2017 at a black tie event.
Naheed Nazir, Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust said:
“This is great news for the Trust. We are delighted that we have been shortlisted for the National Diversity Awards. This award is recognition of the hard work we are doing to support our staff and patients to feel valued and involved.”
Over 22,000 nominations and votes were received this year, paying tribute to grass root communities nationwide. Microsoft and Direct Line Group are the headline award sponsors.
Designed to highlight the country’s most inspirational and selfless people, the NDA’s are supported by the likes of Stephen Fry, Adam Hills and Sir Lenny Henry amongst many.
For more information on the Diversity Awards, visit: www.nationaldiversityawards.co.uk.