Lesbian Visibility Week – 26-30th April 2021

Lesbian Visibility Week is so important to celebrate the diversity in our organisation and community and provides the opportunity to uplift LGBT+ women and non-binary people from all backgrounds. Charlie Le Brun Everybody in the LGBT+ community has a story unique to them, and part of why these stories are shared is to provide support … Continue reading Lesbian Visibility Week – 26-30th April 2021

I was a patient in ICU, so I knew I had to help during COVID-19

Paediatric Nurse Victoria Whittley had been a patient in intensive care. When she was given the opportunity to be redeployed to ICU during the second wave of Covid, she knew she wanted to do it. In 2015, she was 38 when a bad case of influenza turned to pneumonia and sepsis very quickly. “I’d always … Continue reading I was a patient in ICU, so I knew I had to help during COVID-19

International Women’s Day 2021

This International Women’s Day, it’s important that we #ChooseToChallenge hetero- and cis-normative ideas of womanhood. For this reason we’ll be celebrating the incredible achievements of two LGBT+ women in history, who have accomplished great things, and made their marks on the Gender Equality movement. Of course the women’s rights movement should always be intersectional, so … Continue reading International Women’s Day 2021

IWD 2021 #ChooseToChallenge

International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate women and their allies. This year, it is specifically a day to challenge. To challenge behaviours. To challenge perceptions and stereotypes, and to challenge ourselves. This is my story, by Camilla Redding Camilla Redding, Deputy Chair of the Women’s Network I’ve never been an overly confident person, … Continue reading IWD 2021 #ChooseToChallenge

LD and Autism champions week

This week, we are celebrating the Autism and Learning Disability Champion Awards for 2020 founded for hospital staff or teams that have provided an exemplary service and care for patients with a Learning Disability (LD) or who are Autistic.  Usually each year we have an award ceremony with a celebratory lunch attended by the winners, people … Continue reading LD and Autism champions week