Equality of Access to Health Group 

At University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, we believe that the provision of equality of opportunity to patients, their families and carers, and staff is fundamental to ensuring that our hospitals are a Great Place to be Cared For; a Great Place to Work.

We are committed to improving access to our services by making them more accessible, safer and reliable.

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We are working in partnership using co-production methodology to ensure that we are tackling equality of access to our services while promoting inclusion for all.

The Access to Equality group supports the trust in complying with the equality legislation, designed to address unfair discrimination experienced by members of protected groups as defined by the Equality Act 2010.

What do we mean by Access? 

We have provided below a summary of the access statements for each of our buildings. 

Our Aims

  1. Support the delivery of the Trust Equality Objectives 2015 – 2019 to ensure we work towards equality of access for all.

  2. Use the Equality Delivery System 2 as a benchmark for progress.

  3. Provide a focus for service improvement at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust for individuals with protected characteristics

  4. Ensure an interface with community and other service providers for people with protected characteristics

  5. Share skills, knowledge and expertise between Acute and Community services to improve partnerships with patients and their families and carers.

  6. Engage with our local communities to seek advice to improve care and experience.


If you would like to join the Equality of Access group or would like to receive copies of the minutes please email Barry.Rigg@mbht.nhs.uk

We'd love to hear your views

There's lots happening at the Trust at the moment and our website is constantly evolving to reflect that however we are keen to hear your views, ideas and comments with regards to hospital access to health within Morecambe Bay NHS.

Please fill in the form by clicking here to pass on your views to us or contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) directly on 01539 716621, or email pals@mbht.nhs.uk

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