Awards for helping to boost staff's health and wellbeing

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 16 Mar 2017

ORGANISATIONS in North Lincolnshire have been recognised for improving the health and wellbeing of their employees.

Local employees from across the area have been improving workplace health within their organisation as part of the North Lincolnshire Council public health-led Wellbeing at Work award Scheme.

At an awards ceremony at the British Steel Conference Centre in Scunthorpe yesterday (Wednesday, March 15), employers were given awards for their efforts.

At the ceremony, British Steel was awarded the Outstanding Contribution to Workplace Health accolade.

Paul Martin, managing director at British Steel, said: "We were proud to host these awards which recognise the great efforts many North Lincolnshire companies make to support their employees.

"At British Steel, the health and wellbeing of our employees is our number one priority and we are delighted to have been awarded with the Outstanding Contribution award."

Elsewhere, the Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Scunthorpe General Hospital, won the bronze award for its contribution to the initiative.

Baroness Redfern presents Healthy Workplace bronze award to Angie Davies of Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust

Angie Davies, deputy director of people and organisational effectiveness at the trust, said she was proud to receive recognition for the trust's work.

"I am really proud that we have achieved this award," she said.

"It's the result of hard work and effort from people at the trust."

North Lincolnshire Council received the gold award at the ceremony.Accepting the award, Leisel Dickinson said the initiative has had an impact on the workplace.

"We have been doing a lot of different things to help improve wellbeing," she said.

"I can tell it is having an effect because employees stop me in the corridor and say what a difference it has made."

Council leader Rob Waltham was among those who presented the awards, along with former leader Baroness Liz Redfern and Councillor Carl Sherwood.

Mr Sherwood, the authority's cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: "We are committed to supporting improvement of the health and wellbeing of our local population and by working in partnership with local businesses, we aim to improve employee's health and wellbeing and create a healthy workplace culture across North Lincolnshire."

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