Taking action to improve your health

Posted on in Health improvement

Here at South Tees we are continually looking at ways to improve the health and wellbeing of our 9,000 staff but this summer we are stepping this up a gear – and we need your help!

The Trust has joined forces with public health teams from Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland to relaunch Extra Life – a local initiative aimed at creating healthier work places and healthier people.

As one of the area’s biggest employers we have signed up with the aim of making small changes that could make a big difference to the health and wellbeing of our staff, patients and their families.

Eagle-eyed staff will have already noticed some changes taking place across the Trust including more healthy options in our staff restaurants – and less unhealthy temptations by the tills!

But now we want to know what changes you would like to see on site that would make the Trust a healthier place to work.

And we want you to help us compile a “What’s On” style guide of all existing staff activities covering everything from choirs to walking groups so that staff can easily see what is available. If you organise a staff activity at the Trust which you would like including on the list please email details to public.relations@stees.nhs.uk

Staff can get involved by completing a quick survey on the staff intranet and by posting suggestions in the Staff Forum.

Ideas already put forward range from developing a recreational garden area to providing healthier choices in vending machines.  So what would you like to see?