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Norwich hospital joins Stonewall programme to improve services for lesbian, gay and bisexual people

PUBLISHED: 10:33 27 June 2012

General view of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital at Colney.

General view of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital at Colney.

Archant Norfolk Photographic © 2009

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has joined Stonewall’s Health Champions programme, receiving free advice and expertise on health services from the gay equality charity.

The programme, funded by the Department of Health, supports 20 health organisations across Britain to improve health services for lesbian, gay and bisexual people.

Stonewall research shows that gay people have a range of specific health concerns which often go unmet. Health services often overlook these needs and focus on sexual health.

Assistant director of nursing Dawn Collins said: “By being a Health Champion we’re sending out a powerful message to our local community.

“We’re proud to be part of the programme and look forward to developing our work around sexual orientation with Stonewall.”

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