An update from Michele Moran, Chief Executive
Published: 05 June 2020
I support our BAME friends, colleagues, patients, carers and service users at this difficult time and remain committed to increasing diversity at the Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust so we better reflect the communities we live and work in.
I am inspired by the strength and character of the black community in the face of these senseless tragedies and am committed to standing up for what is right and not just standing by.
I encourage all our staff, where you see racism and racist behaviour then call it out, challenge it and if it’s in the workplace tell someone. Silence is no longer an option and we will step up for our Black colleagues, now more than ever.
If you are not Black, please remember your voice is needed right now—being anti-racist means speaking up, being an ally and challenging the injustices that may not directly affect you. Stand up, make noise about the events happening right now, educate family and friends and continue to push for change.
Now is not the time to be silent, neither is it the time to jump on a bandwagon. It’s a time for real reflection and care with regards to how the Trust and its leaders stand by the black community at this time and move forward with real steps to end racism and injustice.
Let’s unite to confront and stop the spread of race-related hatred, violence and systemic injustice.
Black lives matter.
Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust