Staff strive to be healthier through workforce project


Hannah Corless (left) with Health Mentors at Whitegate Drive Health Centre

Hannah Corless (left) with Health Mentors at Whitegate Drive Health Centre

The Trust’s Healthier Workforce team held a staff health event at Whitegate Drive Health Centre recently.

It was an opportunity for staff to have their blood pressure, BMI and cholesterol levels tested by the Trust’s Occupational Health team.

Staff could also sign up to Smokefreelife Blackpool for smoking cessation support, Blackpool’s healthy lifestyle service, YMCA exercise and weight management plans as well as Blackpool Sport for exercise programmes.

Also in attendance for help and support were the Healthier Workforce Project, Lancashire Mind, The Trust’s Volunteer Health Mentors’ service and Diabetes (DESMOND) advice.

Hannah Corless, Healthier Workforce Project Manager, said:  “It was a fantastic event which lots of staff attended.

“Last year staff were asked how we could create a healthier workforce and health checks were frequently suggested.

“As a result, a health check roadshow calendar was arranged and the Whitegate Drive event was our fifth health check event across Trust sites.

Blood pressure checks

Blood pressure checks

“It’s been great to be able to encourage a healthier workforce and it was extremely well received by staff.”

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