Timeline:

5th March 2019
' Nominations open '
26th April 2019
' Nominations close '
24th June 2019
' Shortlist announced '
10th July 2019
' Awards ceremony '

Wellbeing at Work, North Bristol NHS Trust

South West

“We tell all our staff from day one that "your health is as important as our patients'".  North Bristol NHS Trust know that the better their staff feel, the better quality of care they are able to provide to their patients. Their staff wellbeing programme provides comprehensive support for mental health, physical health, and positive lifestyle choices; and in doing so has improved engagement and saved over £300,000 a year in reduced sickness costs alone.

Nominated by: Darren Jones MP
“I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Southmead Hospital on a number of occasions, so I am delighted to hear my nomination in the Wellbeing at Work category has been shortlisted for an NHS Award. The staff and volunteers at North Bristol NHS Trust work hard, and often in very challenging circumstances. Whilst the team’s focus is on caring and supporting their patients, it is right that staff and volunteers have opportunity to focus on their own needs too. The Wellbeing at Work programme ensures staff and volunteers can access support and activities related to a whole range of health and wellbeing topics.  I made this nomination as I was really inspired when I heard the Chief Executive’s strap line to staff was ‘your health is as important as our patients’. That’s right, as ultimately staff who are absent due to illness, feel unsupported or are struggling, aren’t going to be able to provide the best care for their patients and may end up needing NHS care themselves. I was also impressed with the broad range of needs that had been considered in the programme from caring responsibilities, menopause to flu clinics, setting up health walks and training Mental Health First Aiders. It is accurate to say, the team at North Bristol NHS Trust are leading the way when it comes to Wellbeing at Work and I wish them every success at the NHS Awards Evening in July.”

Nominee Winning Quote: 

South West

“We tell all our staff from day one that "your health is as important as our patients'".  North Bristol NHS Trust know that the better their staff feel, the better quality of care they are able to provide to their patients. Their staff wellbeing programme provides comprehensive support for mental health, physical health, and positive lifestyle choices; and in doing so has improved engagement and saved over £300,000 a year in reduced sickness costs alone.

Nominated by: Darren Jones MP
“I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Southmead Hospital on a number of occasions, so I am delighted to hear my nomination in the Wellbeing at Work category has been shortlisted for an NHS Award. The staff and volunteers at North Bristol NHS Trust work hard, and often in very challenging circumstances. Whilst the team’s focus is on caring and supporting their patients, it is right that staff and volunteers have opportunity to focus on their own needs too. The Wellbeing at Work programme ensures staff and volunteers can access support and activities related to a whole range of health and wellbeing topics.  I made this nomination as I was really inspired when I heard the Chief Executive’s strap line to staff was ‘your health is as important as our patients’. That’s right, as ultimately staff who are absent due to illness, feel unsupported or are struggling, aren’t going to be able to provide the best care for their patients and may end up needing NHS care themselves. I was also impressed with the broad range of needs that had been considered in the programme from caring responsibilities, menopause to flu clinics, setting up health walks and training Mental Health First Aiders. It is accurate to say, the team at North Bristol NHS Trust are leading the way when it comes to Wellbeing at Work and I wish them every success at the NHS Awards Evening in July.”

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Winners of the Wellbeing at Work Award 2019