NNUH helps staff stay healthy at work

The health and wellbeing team at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NNUH) have been given a special award to recognise its efforts for keeping staff healthy at work.

NNUH has been successful in achieving the ‘Staying Healthy at Work aSHaWd Accreditation’ which is based on the framework of the Investors in People Health and Wellbeing good practice award. Promoted by the East of England Strategic Health Authority, the aSHaWd accreditation is designed to encourage the health of staff to be proactively addressed throughout the organisation and to implement practices for the development of effective health and wellbeing foundations.

All Trusts in the county are signed up to the scheme, but NNUH is the first trust to achieve this award in Norfolk. It has taken around 12 months to achieve the status.

Rachel Hunt, Health and Wellbeing Manager at NNUH said: “This achievement demonstrates the commitment of the trust to its staff. We’re really pleased our hard work has been recognised.”

She added: “We have had many success stories as a result of the focus on staff wellbeing such as our exceptional staff choir who performed so well at the staff awards recently. We have begun to make an impact within the fabric of the organisation and we are looking forward to developing more ideas to help our workforce stay healthy.”

The team will attend the NHS Champions event on 20th November to receive their certificate.

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If you’d like any more information about this award visit www.stayinghealthyatwork.co.uk and click on accreditation.

Monday 29th of October 2012 11:00:43 AM