Championing equality and valuing diversity is essential to providing excellent, compassionate and personalised palliative care.
Everyone living with a progressive life limiting illness deserves the best possible care and support, regardless of their age, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity leave, disability, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. Each individual brings with them a unique set of needs and their care should reflect this.
Research has highlighted time and again that sadly there are many barriers that may prevent people from marginalised groups receiving the end of life care they need.
Everyone at St Peter's Hospice is committed to proactively trying to reduce these inequalities by building strong and lasting partnerships with our communities to inform and action change.
We are proud to support our richly diverse communities. We know that it is only by working together and learning from each other that we can address the barriers that some people face accessing end of life care and support.
We are actively committed to being inclusive to everyone from all backgrounds and to creating positive change, both within our services and as an employer, to ensure everyone feels welcomed.
We recognise that this is a journey and we will make mistakes along the way. A recent video we created to thank our supporters was an example of this where we failed to represent our diverse audience in the imagery and we acknowledge and want to do better. Every day we need to check in and make sure we are being true to the principles of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, both as an employer and service provider.
Everyone living with a life limiting illness should have equal access to excellent palliative care and everyone working and volunteering for St Peter’s Hospice should be treated fairly and with respect.
We will continue to update this page as we make progress on these goals. We invite feedback and involvement from the broader community on what else we should consider.
Is St Peter's Hospice a Christian or faith-based charity?
No. St Peter's Hospice is not affiliated to any particular faith; our approach is to support people of all faiths and none. The Hospice was named after St Peter's Hospital in the centre of Bristol, which was destroyed during the Blitz in 1940.
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We are proud to be a signatory on the Bristol Equality Charter, which aims to create a fairer, safer, accessible and inclusive city where everyone feels they belong, has a voice and an equal opportunity to succeed and thrive.