Do you want to increase your awareness of how Ramadan may impact on Muslim patients and colleagues? You might manage or work with Muslim colleagues and want to know how you can help and support them throughout Ramadan, which begins on Sunday, 10th March.

If so, a couple of upcoming events may help increase your awareness.

Hospital Chaplain, Zeenat Hussain, said: "These events are an opportunity for you to increase your understanding of Ramadan and the significance this religious festival has for Muslim patients, visitors and colleagues. Only through increasing our understanding of others can we achieve a culture of compassion and respect for each other."

Awareness stalls

Our Chaplaincy Team and Race Equality Network will be holding some stands over the next couple of weeks.

  • CRH main entrance, on Wednesday, 21st Feb 9am to 3pm
  • HRI main entrance on Tuesday, 5th March 9am to 3pm

From Dawn to Dusk training sessions – Tuesday, 27th February. Calderdale Learning Centre, Large Training Room. Between 09:30 and 12:00.

This training will help:

  • Raise cultural and religious awareness around fasting
  • Ensure the correct guidance is in place when caring for fasting Muslim patients
  • Improve overall patient and colleague experiences

There are two sessions available. The first session is for all colleagues, and the second is focused on those delivering patient care.

Please sign up for one or both, depending on what best applies to you.

  • 9:30am - 10:45am Cultural and religious awareness around Ramadan
  • 10:45am - 12:00pm Caring for the fasting patient

To register for one or both sessions, use the link below or mail

For further information contact: Chaplaincy Department  on 01422 224 220 or 01484 342 092.