Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Award
Colleagues have commented on Ellen’s compassionate and inclusive approach to advancing BCU’s equality agenda. They say she has made herself available to the team since she took over workforce and organisational development.
She chaired the workforce race equality group and attended several networks and conferences linked to equality, diversity and inclusion.
Colleagues note she was keen to push the benefits of the organisations strategic equality plan and her business-like approach kept equality on the agenda.
The Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Award was sponsored by Unison and Managers in Partnership, represented by Viv Nelson and Stephen James who said: “Congratulations to all three of the finalists in this award.
“Ensuring that everyone has equality in access to NHS services is vital for fairness, and it’s extremely important to recognise the efforts of everyone shortlisted for this award.
“Congratulations Ellen, a worthy winner on the night for his/her work helping people throughout our communities access the services they need.”
Jeremy Nash, Chief Executive Officer for overall award sponsor Centerprise International, said: “I was delighted to hear the outstanding stories of kindness, care, compassion and bravery in the face of adversity shown by the finalists at the BCUHB awards.
“This is the fourth year that Centerprise International has sponsored these awards, and year-on-year we continue to be amazed at the lengths NHS staff in North Wales go to to support both patients in the area and their colleagues.
“Congratulations not just to tonight’s winners, but to everyone who was shortlisted for this year’s awards.”