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Clyde's Suzie Encourages Staff to Walk at Work

August 25, 2009 3:09 PM

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Walking regularly can enhance your life and staff from the Acute Services Division are being encouraged to take up the Walking at Work challenge by Radio Clyde’s Suzie McGuire.

Suzie was on hand on Monday to launch the Healthy Working Lives Walking at Work Week at the Southern General and led staff on a brief walk around the site.

Staff who sign up for the challenge will be handed a daily step counter card.  At the end of the week these can be handed into Anne MacPherson, the Associate Director of Human Resources, everyone who hands in a card will be entered into a prize draw for a fantastic weekend away, donated by Barrhead Travel.

Anne is hoping as many of the staff from the Acute Division will participate in the walking events taking place through the week.

She said: “Healthy Working Lives is an excellent initiative which enables our staff to take small steps to improving their health and wellbeing.

“NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde recognise that many of our staff walk as part of their jobs. However, there are many of our staff who do not have that opportunity.

“We are hoping that Walking at Work Week will raise awareness that even taking a small number of steps everyday can have a positive impact on your health and wellbeing.”

ENDS

Notes to Editors

The Healthy Working Lives programme is run by the Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives and aims to improve the health and well-being of Scotland’s population.

As one of Scotland’s biggest public sector employers, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is committed to the programme and in its support of the health and wellbeing of all our staff.



For further information contact 0141 201 4429.

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