HYWEL Dda University Health Board is proud to be part of NHS Wales’s collaboration with Pride Cymru to mark NHS Wales Virtual Pride Week (24 – 30 August), celebrating diversity and inclusion in the NHS workforce and our communities.

NHS Wales Virtual Pride Week runs alongside Pride Cymru’s Big Online Week and there are a number of events that you can get involved with to support LGBTQ+ staff and patients throughout Hywel Dda, whether it be as a member of the ENFYS network or to show your support as an ally.

How about hosting an LGBTea party on Thursday 27th August, at 11am and logging on to Teams to share your celebrations? You could join in with the LGBT film festival night that evening, hosted by the IRIS prize. Maybe you would be interested in listening to the intersectionality and gender diversity panel discussion on the Wednesday, or getting a team together to take part in the LGBT quiz on the Friday night.

The full line up of events for August are:

Monday 24th – NHS Wales LGBT+ Poetry Booklet and winning poem reading – Poetry Booklet
Tuesday 25th – NHS Wales Drag Story hour www.dragqueenstoryhour.co.uk – Book here
Wednesday 26th – Gender Identity Panel Discussion – Book here
Thursday 27th – LGBTea Time ‘Cuppa & Cake’ discussion session, Join MSTeams Meeting (11am) or Join MSTeams Meeting (3pm), LGBT+ Film Festival, Hosted by Iris Prize (7pm & 9pm), Book here
Friday 28th – NHS Wales LGBT Quiz Night, Book Here
Saturday 29th – NHS Wales supports Pride Cymru, Pride Cymru Updates
Anna Bird, Assistant Director of Strategic Partnerships, says, “The Health Board is a long-standing Stonewall Diversity Champion and recently purchased rainbow flags and lanyards for staff, reinforcing the health board’s commitment towards being an LGBT inclusive employer.

“We’re pleased to be working with other organisations across Wales to support Pride Cymru, and hope that our own health board staff will get involved both national events, but also in our own staff network ENFYS.”

ENFYS network says, “This is #YourPride #EichPrideChi. Join in to show support for the LGBTQ+ community and celebrate the diversity within our NHS workforce.”

For more information on reserving your place or taking part in any of these events, please email LGBT.historymonth@wales.nhs.uk

If you would like to find out more about the Hywel Dda ENFYS staff network you can follow them on Twitter @HDdaLGBTQ

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