Published: Friday, April 1st, 2011
NHS Board reaches gold standard
The NHS National Waiting Times Centre in Clydebank has been recognised for promoting the healthy working lives of their employees by achieving a top award.
Our Occupational Health nurses, supported our Occupational Health and Safety committee, have been working hard to achieve the Gold Healthy Working Lives Award since securing silver in August 2008.
The team has been tirelessly working with staff across the Board to ensure the extra criteria necessary to achieve the Gold award was achieved. This involved organising a range of initiatives to promote the importance of health, safety and wellbeing to staff of the Golden Jubilee National Hospital and the Beardmore Hotel and Conference Centre.
These initiatives included:
- Staff Health and Wellbeing day
- Highlighting Mental Health and Wellbeing and providing training for managers for Mentally Healthy Workplaces.
- Health and Safety Training
- Raising awareness of environmental issues, including energy and waste reduction
The Board's Occupational Health Department provides a wide range of services to staff such as lifestyle screening and health checks and information on smoking cessation.
Brenda Proud, Occupational Health Nurse at the National Waiting Times Centre, said: "We are delighted that we have secured the Healthy Working Lives Gold Award.
"This has been a huge effort and commitment from everyone in our team and we are delighted that we have been able to receive this recognition on behalf of the Board."
Jill Young, Chief Executive, added: "I would like to congratulate the Occupational Health team for all their hard work in improving the health and lifestyle choices of our staff.
"As an NHS employer we have a responsibility to our staff as well as our patients and that means creating and maintaining a healthy working environment as well as promoting the benefits of a healthy lifestyle to our employees."
Date of release: Friday 1 April 2011