SLHT inspired by Olympics
Staff from South London Healthcare NHS Trust took part in an Olympic-inspired walking, cycling and running challenge yesterday to celebrate 2012.
“We were inspired by the Olympics to organise for staff to run, walk or cycle between our sites, to celebrate London 2012 and to promote healthy living and encourage staff to get active on a regular basis,” explains Amanda Price, Associate HR Director and organiser of the event. “Well done to everyone who took part!
“Some of those who took up the challenge told me this has encouraged them to start cycling to work, which is great news. We’ve also publicised Walk to Work week as part of the Olympic Challenge and I hope that everyone who took part will have been inspired in some way.”
Staff taking part were met by a Family Fun Day event at Meridian Social Club, next to the Queen Elizabeth site, which had stalls, rides, fun and games for all the family.
“The event was a real success, giving staff and their families the opportunity to meet each other in a relaxed environment and to celebrate our small part in the Olympics,” comments Chris Streather, Chief Executive of the Trust. “The Queen Elizabeth Hospital is opposite one of the Olympic sites and we are busy making preparations to ensure that our services will run smoothly during the summer. This event was our way of making sure we have fun as part of the Olympics too!
“A particular well done and thanks to the organisers of the event, the Hospital League of Friends for sponsoring the event, St John’s Ambulance, the stallholders and to Meridian social club for hosting us.”