Over the weekend more than 100 staff from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Forum at Guy’s and St Thomas’ joined the festivities for Pride in London 2017 to celebrate the equality and diversity of our workforce and to promote our inclusive services.
This year is the first time that the LGBT Forum was also part of the local events in Lambeth to recognise UK Black Pride.
I’m proud to lead an organisation as open-minded and diverse as Guy’s and St Thomas’, with staff from many different backgrounds, cultures, nationalities, sexualities and religions.
We know how important it is that our workforce reflects the diversity of the community we serve.
As you read this latest edition of e-GiST you will find out about our third annual event for Cancer Survivors' Day, which again was an opportunity for us to unite to celebrate the lives of our inspirational patients and staff.
You can also read about the £1.8 million that has been donated to bladder cancer research at Guy’s and St Thomas’ by Dianne Roberts, in memory of her husband Robert, who died from the condition.
We are very grateful to Dianne for this generous donation, which will increase our understanding of the disease and help future generations of patients.