Salisbury District Hospital Head of Equality and Diversity Pamela Permalloo-Bass has won the Leader of Inclusivity of the Year Award from the Thames Valley and Wessex Leadership Academy.
The award recognises how outstanding leadership has influenced the way in which equality and diversity good practice has been used to design services that meet the needs of the local community. It also reflects the active promotion of equality within the workplace and the involvement and engagement of NHS staff.
In presenting Pamela with her award the panel said of her:
“She has the responsibilities for Equality and Diversity issues, advising and supporting staff and liaising with external agencies and organisations. She acts as a coach and mentor and pioneers equality issues in everything she does”.
Pamela Permalloo-Bass, Head of Equality and Diversity said: “I am very grateful to the Thames Valley and Wessex Leadership Academy for this award. While it recognised the work that I do here in Salisbury, it also highlights our commitment to equality and diversity, the involvement of staff at all levels of the organisation in equality issues and the value of our staff to our hospital, our patients and our local community.”
As part of the awards, Directorate Senior Nurse Colette Martindale was also a finalist in the NHS Mentor/ Coach of the Year category, acknowledging her outstanding commitment and leadership in supporting staff at Salisbury District Hospital.
Alison Kingscott, Director of HR and Organisational Development said: “The NHS relies on the quality and commitment of its staff and it’s essential that they are supported and treated with respect and dignity. We are very proud that our staff have been recognised in these awards, reflecting the enormous contribution they have made to the hospital and our patients and outstanding leadership in two different, but important parts of our services.