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EU staff are welcome and vital, says chief executive

28 June 2016

Carolyn Regan, chief executive of the West London Mental Health Trust today acted to reassure EU staff concerned at the result of the British referendum result last week.

“We would like to reassure everyone who works for us, wherever you are from, that you are a valued and vital part of our team. We are extremely proud of the fact that our staff come from many different backgrounds, reflecting the communities we serve. West London is one of the most diverse areas in the country, and we can all learn much from our rich mix of cultures.

“It is clear that following the result of the EU referendum, many of our staff members may have concerns about the future. As your employer we will do everything we can to support you at this time.

“You are all highly valued members of staff.

“It is important that we continue to deliver the same high quality patient care we pride ourselves on. We can only do this with a workforce that feels valued, secure, and included. We would like to express our profound gratitude to our staff from the EU, and take this opportunity to let you know how much we admire and appreciate how hard you work to care for our patients. Please be reassured that you are all more than welcome here.”

West London Mental Health NHS Trust is one of the largest mental health services in England, treating and supporting around 63,000 people a year, serving a local population of almost 700,000 residents.

The Trust employs over 3,500 staff working in 25 different locations spread over three London Boroughs – Hammersmith and Fulham, Ealing and Hounslow.
The Trust offers a full spectrum of integrated mental and physical healthcare services, including social care. Our services cover everything from helping people cope with anxiety and depression; to giving up smoking or dealing with eating disorders; a gender identity clinic; helping patients cope with more severe mental disorders; as well as low, medium and high secure forensic services and the management of Broadmoor, one of only three high secure hospitals in England.