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Local workers awarded for healthy living 

19/12/2012   |  North & West Highland 
 

This week local NHS staff received a Healthy Working Lives Bronze Award.

Staff based in the Community Health Centre and Belford Hospital in Fort William were rewarded for their commitment to improving their health, safety and wellbeing.  The community staff include everyone from dentists, health visitors, community nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech and language therapists.

Homemade soup days organised by the Speech and Language  Therapy Department every Wednesday  not only made sure staff had a healthy lunch but they have also  raised over £1800 for local charities.

Meditation classes and head, neck and shoulder massages, organised  by have also been well received supporting staff to understand signs of stress as well as how to relax and reflect.

And Joanne Barnett - one of the Smoking Cessation Advisers – has been successfully supporting colleagues to quit smoking.
 
Joanna Hynd District Manager for Lochaber said: “I am really proud of the team’s work. It’s so important we lead healthy lives not just to lead by example but also to make sure we are fit and well to be at work and care for patients. The Bronze Award is richly deserved and a real credit to the local area.”

If you would like more information about the Healthy Working Lives Award Programme, please visit the web site at www.healthyworkinglives.com or contact angela.coll@nhs.net to arrange a visit.

Further information

Erin Greig 
Communications Manager 
01463 705771