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Our pride in supporting the Rainbow Badges campaign

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton is delighted to be able to showcase our support for the Rainbow Badges scheme.

Visitors to our hospitals will notice staff wearing the rainbow pin badges to demonstrate the Trust’s support for our patients and hospital visitors from the LGBT+ community.

Taking part in the Rainbow Badge initiative is just one way of showing UHDB’s hospitals to be a safe, open, non-judgemental and inclusive place for children, young people and their families who identify as LGBT+.

By choosing to wear this badge, Team UHDB members are also sending out the message to these patients and to their colleagues that they are always there to listen and help them get any support that they may need.       

The Rainbow Badges are free for UHDB staff to order and they can apply to receive theirs through the Trust’s Intranet pages.  

Cathy Winfield, UHDB Chief Nurse and Director of Patient Experience, said: “We are passionate as a Trust about creating an open and inclusive environment for all of our patients, colleagues and those who visit our hospitals. The wellbeing of our patients is and always will be our main priority and so we are absolutely committed to making our hospitals a safe place for all. We are extremely proud to be able to support this extremely important campaign and hope that seeing so many of our staff wearing their Rainbow Badge will encourage more of our patients who identify as LGBT+ to feel that they can talk to us about how they feel.”