George Eliot Hospital makes a refreshing change to keep staff hydrated
Wellbeing at Work
The Workforce Wellbeing Group aims to improve the health and wellbeing of all the staff that work at the hospital and out in the community. The Group is committed to making continual improvements to the health and wellbeing of the hospital’s workforce and approves and actions many staff wellbeing initiatives. Wellbeing activities are funded by the Healthier Work Place Trust Fund. This fund is borne from the proceeds of the hospital’s staff lottery fund which pays out prize money each month to 3 lucky winners, with the remainder of the accumulated funds used to support workplace wellbeing initiatives (e.g. Water coolers, picnic benches, wellbeing days, wellbeing walkabouts).
A Wellbeing Strategy, developed by the Wellbeing Group, was launched in 2013 which champions a holistic approach to the wellbeing of our staff focussing on their physical, social, financial, career, community and spiritual wellbeing
A number of initiatives have been developed to support staff who work at the George Eliot Hospital.
The Walkabout is carried out by members of the Workforce Wellbeing Group who aim to improve the health and wellbeing of all the staff that work at the hospital and out in the community.
This corridor runs along the back of the GETEC building and links GETEC to the main part of the hospital. By each tree information leaflets can be found which sign post staff to services to support and promote the day-to-day health and wellbeing of our workforce.
Just off the Wellbeing Walkway there is a Tranquillity Garden for use by staff in their break times
Library Book Vending
Over 300 books, fiction/non-fiction, romance, crime, mystery, auto biographies, etc are available for staff to use. Use a Warwickshire library card (or join at www.warwickshire.gov.uk) to take out or return library books – a great time saver for visitors, a great past time for patients and our staff.
Join the Staff lottery
A Staff lottery is available where staff can be in with a chance of winning a cash prize every month. Funds help to improve the health and wellbeing of our staff.
Promotion of Public Health Campaigns
The group support the promotion of Public Health Campaigns including flu, Stoptober, healthy eating etc.
The Barrow Boys Fruit ‘n’ Veg stall
A fruit and veg stall, initiated by the Wellbeing Group, can be found by the main entrance to the Hospital. Staff, patients and visitors can use the stall to enable their recommended ‘5 a day’.
Staff Health Check
Find out about your current health performance. The check covers blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, weight, diet, physical activity and other lifestyle factors. It only takes 20 minutes during work time to have a few simple tests, all confidential. To book contact Camp Hill GP Led Health Centre call 02476 390008.
Glow the George Eliot way
Fitness and weight management classes from Glow (formerly Rosemary Conley).
In partnership with local fitness instructor Julie Mansfield, the Wellbeing Group have launched a new initiative for staff’s health and wellbeing to enable you to ‘Glow’. A weekly lunchtime session includes healthy eating advice and exercise. Glow offers a variety of options to suit busy lifestyles. Glow is held every Tuesday 12-1 pm in the Manor Function Room (next to Raveloe’s Restaurant).
Staff can enjoy a walk around the hospital’s ‘smile mile’ where there is a walk around the inner pavement of the hospital site 1½ times (follow the marker posts from the start point at main entrance) which takes about 20 minutes and covers a mile! Staff can use the smile mile in their break times as it is great to get out in the fresh air during a lunch break and to get a bit of exercise before returning to work re-energised!
Water Coolers and Picnic Benches
The Workforce Wellbeing group has funded picnic benches and water coolers for staff working at the George Eliot Hospital.
The Chaplaincy Team is available for everyone - staff, patients, visitors and relatives. They are a multi faith team and always available, 24/7. For staff – if you need somewhere to let off steam, or you just want to talk something through – they are there to listen. The chapel is on the ground floor near the X-ray department; and the All-Faiths Prayer Room is upstairs next to Elizabeth Ward. Both spaces are available at any time, day or night. There is also a book in the chapel where anyone can write prayer requests; and a place to light candles as a sign of your prayers as well.