Staff working at a mental health unit experienced ‘racism’ both from patients and fellow colleagues, a new review has revealed.
Park House is a mental health unit at North Manchester General Hospital, run by the troubled Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH).
The unit was investigated amid concerns about its culture, treatment and discriminatory practices affecting staff. The review, carried out by GMMH, found racism was ‘present within cultural and social structures, systems and within our organisation’.
Ethnically-diverse staff were found to have felt unsafe because of ‘racial abuse from patients and that abuse has not been dealt with effectively resulting in loss of faith in the system’. Try MEN Premium for FREE by clicking here for no ads, fun puzzles and brilliant new features. Along with abuse from patients, the staff ‘felt they have experienced fewer opportunities in relation to career progression resulting in a lack of representation in senior leadership roles’.