Rainbow Badge Accreditation

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Dear University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust,

I understand the Trust is engaged in the NHS Rainbow Badge project and is seeking accreditation with regard to this.

Please could you tell me:

1. What organisation will be doing the accreditation/benchmarking.
2. What guidelines have been given relating to what goals it has been suggested should be attained in order to achieve a positive benchmark.
3. Please supply all hospital policies that have been supplied to the accrediting organisation for assessment and any that have been changed in relation to this assessment (These should include HR policies as well as any related to patient care etc) and also any action plan related to the accreditation.
4. Please could you explain how the scoring/assessment will be carried out, including any materials supplied by the organisation in relation to this in order for the hospital to prepare for the assessment.
5. Please could you explain what benefits the hospital expects to gain from a positive benchmark.
6. How much the organisation doing the assessment will charge for this service
7. Any other fees paid to this organisation over the last year, 2021-2022
8. Any costs related to achieving "Rainbow Badge" status, including all branded materials supplied and used, to include rainbow badges and lanyards issued to staff, flags, rainbow painting of road crossings, rainbow road signs at the road crossings and any other branded signage and costs related to any public or staff surveys for the purpose of the accreditation.

Thank you for your help with this.

Yours faithfully,

Gail Cleland

FREEDOMOFINFORMATION (UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS SUSSEX NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust

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FREEDOMOFINFORMATION (UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS SUSSEX NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Gail Cleland,

 

Please find attached the Trust’s response to your recent Freedom of
Information request (our reference FOI220657).

 

We hope you are happy with the processing of your request and find the
information provided helpful.

 

If you require clarification or if we can be of any further assistance,
please do not hesitate to contact us at: [1][UHSussex request email]

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Freedom of Information Office

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust

Worthing Hospital, Lyndhurst Rd

Worthing BN11 2DH

Email: [2][UHSussex request email]

Website: [3]www.uhsussex.nhs.uk  

 

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FREEDOMOFINFORMATION (UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS SUSSEX NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust

6 Attachments

Dear Gail Cleland,

 

Please find attached the Trust’s response to your recent Freedom of
Information request (our reference FOI220657).

 

We have sent a version with all documents attached but as we are unsure if
this email will be accepted due to its size we wanted to send our response
separately without documents to ensure it is received.

Please let us know if you have not received the version of the response
with attached documents and we will resend the documents in several
smaller emails.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Freedom of Information Office

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust

Worthing Hospital, Lyndhurst Rd

Worthing BN11 2DH

Email: [1][UHSussex request email]

Website: [2]www.uhsussex.nhs.uk  

 

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