We are a diverse melting pot of many different cultures here at Team UHDB – with each member of our incredible workforce enriching our hospitals in their own way.
This diversity is something that we’re exceptionally proud of at UHDB and is something to be celebrated, so that’s exactly what we’ll be doing all the way through October as part of Black History Month.
All of our BAME colleagues have their own proud family history and heritage, and we want to honour and illustrate that this week by showcasing the beautiful mix of different cultures that make up the 13,000 or so staff across our hospitals.
With this in mind, we’ve asked members of our teams to share pictures of themselves wearing traditionally clothing or headwear that is symbolic of their family heritage or place of birth.
We are delighted to have received so many different ‘selfies’ as part of the campaign from our people that represent all of the different faces that make up Team UHDB – you can see a few of them for yourself below:
Diana Gonyora, Diabetic and Endocrinology Staff Nurse on Ward 310 - wearing traditional Zimbabwean clothing from the Shona tribe.
Anu Keezhethumattam Chacko, Registered Nurse on Ward 3 Kings Lodge, at Florence Nightingale Community Hospital - wearing a traditional Kasavu Saree from Kerala, in South India.
Precious Basvi, Clinical Research Sister from UHDB's Research & Development team - dressed up in clothing and headwear from Zimbabwean culture.
Chinenye Omesili, Junior Clinical Fellow from the RDH Medical Assessment Unit.
Analyn Barawed, Senior Staff Nurse from Step Down Unit/Ward 208 at RDH - wearing a black dress from the Philippines called a 'Terno', as popularised by former '70s first lady Imelda Marcos.
Lilllian Phiri, Registered Nurse on Ward 2, at Florence Nightingale Community Hospital - dressed in traditional clothing from Zimbabwe.
Alexander Nyathi, UHDB Senior Radiographer - wearing traditional Zimbabwean clothing.
Lucky Sembi, Ward 404 receptionist at RDH - wearing a traditional Indian Saree.
Abrar Zaheen Khan, Junior Clinical Fellow from the RDH Acute Medicine team - wearing a "panjabi-payjama", which is traditional Bangladeshi dress.
Dr Fauzia Begum, Long Covid Project Lead for UHDB's Occupational Health and Wellbeing team - wearing a traditional Asian dress for Eid celebrations last year.
Mwansa Mulenga, Corporate Senior Nurse - dressed up in traditional Zambian clothing.