Newcastle Hospital Staff Lose 1,000LB!
A massive shout out and well done to the incredible staff from the Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NUTH) who have collectively lost over 1,000lb in weight as part of Newcastle Can!
Since the launch of Newcastle Can, Newcastle Hospitals have been among the biggest advocates for the initiative, promoting it to their staff and including it within their workplace wellness schemes and alongside the North East Better Health At Work Award. Over 160 staff from the Trust signed up to the initiative, and worked together to get fitter, healthier and lose weight. Successful ideas included walk-to-work groups, staff running clubs, healthy recipe sharing, weigh-ins and regular emails to share information, advice and incentives.
Frances Blackburn, Deputy Director of Nursing & Patient Services said, “We are thrilled to have hit our target of over 1,000lb weight loss. Congratulations to all Newcastle Hospital Staff who have worked hard and contributed to this fantastic achievement, and thank you to all staff that have supported colleagues to lose weight.”
Charlotte Dodson who supports the Trust network of Health Champions also commented, “A great part of my Job is supporting staff who are keen to support better health at work initiatives across the Trust. Newcastle Can has been a fun way for staff to work together towards common goals. We are looking forward to ending the year on a high and are ready for new and exciting challenges next year.”
Nice one, Newcastle Hospital staff!