Have your say on NHS patient equality

INDIVIDUALS in Ayrshire are being asked to help their local NHS ensure fair treatment for all.

For the past five months NHS Ayrshire and Arran have been working towards developing equality outcomes to make sure the health care each person receives is appropriate and fair.

The outcomes are intended to eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation; advance equality of opportunity; and foster good relations between people. And now their draft outcomes have been drawn up, public input is needed to make them happen.

“The groups covered by this work are age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief and sexual orientation. In other words, everyone,” an NHS spokesperson said. “Now we need you to tell us what you think about these equality outcomes.”

But there is little time to get your opinions heard, as the deadline for comments is this Friday January 18!

For a copy of the equality outcomes document visit www.nhsaaa.net and click on ‘How to get involved’. If you would prefer a hard copy, freephone 0800 169 1441.