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North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust - 70 years of the NHS

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Religion and beliefs

The government has introduced legislation to prevent discrimination against people on the grounds of their religion or belief, including where they are not religious. 

North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust uses a single equality impact assessment, which includes religion and belief, to check that our functions, services, policies or procedures are not significantly disadvantaging people because of their religion or belief.

All new policy and procedural documents drafted in the Trust are in line with the NHS Litigation Authority guidelines and template, and include an equality impact assessment.

The terms of reference of all committees that report to the Trust's governance committee include a requirement to take account of equality and diversity, including religion and belief equality, in their business.

Multi-faith chaplaincy service

The Trust has a multi-faith chaplaincy team who are able to provide for the religious, spiritual and pastoral needs of patients, staff and visitors.

Dietary needs

All dietary needs are catered for while you are in hospital - please mention this to the ward staff and they will help you.