Staff at Salisbury District Hospital had an opportunity to try out a wide range of healthy activities as part of national Workout@Work Day.
Pop up physiotherapy sessions, swimming and free access to a range of classes such as pilates, spinning and circuit training were just some of the activities taking place.
Staff physiotherapist Lisa Ferguson said: “Exercise is fun, worthwhile and enjoyable and this initiative highlighted the role physiotherapy has in keeping people fit for work. There are many positive benefits of good physical health both for staff and patients, and this fitted in well with the hospital’s overall health and wellbeing programmes.”
Alison Kingscott, Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development said: “Developing our staff and ensuring that they have the skills and support to do their jobs is a key factor for us and this is just one of a number of popular events we’ve held this year that links in with our Shape Up @ Salisbury campaign, which supports our staff in their work and promotes their health and wellbeing.”
Mrs Kingscott added: “There is evidence to show that good health and wellbeing can have a positive impact on the care that our staff are able to give to our patients and we have a number of services in place to support our staff. The physical activities we provide are just a small part of what we do here, and these can be fun and enjoyable and benefit both our staff and patients in so many ways.”