"In common with other senior healthcare leaders, I want to take this opportunity to recognise the vital contribution made to the delivery of our services by staff who are not UK nationals.
"Their skill, commitment and dedication are key to ensuring the ongoing quality of our services.
"I am saddened by reports over the last week about the increase in abuse towards non-UK nationals following last week’s referendum. I would like to make it absolutely clear that within our Trust we will not accept this sort of behaviour and I would urge all of our staff to use existing mechanisms to alert us to any such incidents.
"As a Trust, I am confident that we can demonstrate our belief in tolerance and respect by valuing and supporting individuals regardless of their background or nationality."
Acting Chief Executive