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North Cumbria hospitals win award for commitment to staff health and wellbeing

Posted on Tuesday 23rd January 2018
North Cumbria hospitals win award for commitment to staff health and wellbeing

North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust has been recognised for its commitment to staff health and wellbeing with a Bronze level Better Health at Work Award.

The Better Health at Work award was developed by workplace health specialists in the NHS with Public Health North East to foster health and wellbeing initiatives in the region’s workplace.

The scheme provides tangible benefits for everyone involved, with employees benefiting from access to a wide range of health support services and wellbeing initiatives in their local area. An example includes the successful launch of £5 locally sourced vegetable boxes available to staff at the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle. The programme will be rolled out at West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven in 2018. 

The Trust has also worked hard to ensure staff are vaccinated against the flu virus and are the top Trust in the North East & Cumbria for the number of staff vaccinated – currently at nearly 78%. 

Pauline Speight, head of occupational health & wellbeing said: “The team effort, cross departmental working and willingness to attribute dedicated time and resource to the health and wellbeing of our staff has been fantastic. We are very proud to have achieved this award and we are now working towards achieving the silver level.”