Desmond Tutu visits St Peter's Hospital
By mattcollison | Friday, October 26, 2012, 15:11
DESMOND Tutu spoke of his admiration for the National Health Service during a recent visit to St Peter's Hospital.
Desmond Tutu at St Peter's Hospital on Monday.
The Nobel Peace Prize winner dropped by on Monday (October 22) to speak on equality and community partnership.
Speaking about the NHS, he said: "You are part of an incredible movement – a movement of healing a world that is hurting, when so many are feeling excluded."
The Archbishop spoke of Ubuntu, an ancient African philosophy based on the importance of community, during an address to NHS staff and guests.
He said: "We need each other so that each of us makes up what is lacking in the other – that is what Ubuntu means. Our world is marked far too much by inequity. When will we learn that our prosperity depends on how we work together?"
Trust Chief Executive Andrew Liles said: "I would like to thank Archbishop Tutu for honouring us with his address, which was both moving and energizing. It served to remind us all how important the equality agenda is and how we need to work together to make sure it is at the heart of our organisation."