Hospital cultural day puts spotlight on Brexit

A hospital will take time out during its annual ‘Cultural Diversity Celebration Day’ tomorrow (Friday 9 November) to also focus on Brexit.

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust has invited an immigration specialist from the law firm, Mills & Reeve, to give a legal update for EU staff and the opportunity to answer any questions they may have. He is principal associate, Alex Russell.

South Cambridgeshire MP, Heidi Allen, and Cambridge MP, Daniel Stephen Zeichner, have been invited to the official welcome lunch for staff the Trust has recruited from around the world.

The talks, introduced by chairman Dr Mike More, are part of the Trust’s annual Cultural Diversity Celebration Day supported by the Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff network at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and The Rosie.

It will be held at the Frank Lee Centre, on the CUH site, between noon and 2pm and is aimed at welcoming latest overseas recruits and hearing from those who have helped make a difference over the past 12 months.

There will be staff speakers, music and exhibition stands and food from around the world as staff are being encouraged to bring a national dish for colleagues to sample.

Equality and diversity lead, Monica Jacot, said: “We are incredibly proud to be a Trust that employs more than 84 nationalities and this day is an opportunity to celebrate that.

“However, with Brexit uppermost in many people’s mind, it makes absolute sense to create space to discuss latest developments and address concerns staff may have.”


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