The health and wellbeing of our staff is a priority. We can only provide the best possible care to our patients, carers and families if we’re also looking after ourselves.
We are continuously enhancing the health and wellbeing support we offer to all our staff and have recently been recognised for our commitment to caring for our colleagues.
Christine Brereton, Director of People, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded Gold in the North Lincolnshire Healthy Workplace Awards Scheme which recognises businesses that value a healthy workforce and commit to creating a healthy culture for their employees.
“Our teams at Scunthorpe, Grimsby and Goole hospitals as well as out in the community are dedicated to providing excellent care to our patients. However, they can only do this if they are looking after themselves which is why we offer such a wide range of support to our staff, including advice and guidance around physical, mental and financial health.
“Whatever the concern, we offer mental health support, a 24/7 helpline, access to counsellors, continued financial advice and guidance, personalised wellbeing plans, psychological support, mindfulness and much more.”
The award framework has four levels: Bronze, Silver, Gold and a newly introduced Platinum Award level. We’d previously held a Silver Award for three years, before achieving Gold at the awards ceremony recently.
We are also really proud to announce we’ve been recognised as a Menopause Friendly Workplace.
Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership has become the first integrated care system to receive Menopause Friendly Accreditation, working together with partner organisations to support the collective workforce.
Christine added: “Being a Menopause Friendly Workplace means we take a caring and considerate approach to our staff navigating menopause. This accreditation shows we’re working towards long-term, sustainable change in the workplace, fostering an inclusive culture where everyone can be at their best.
“We recognise that we employ a large number of female staff across all our services. Statistically, it’s likely that a large number of our female colleagues may be experiencing the perimenopause or menopause. Providing our colleagues with the latest information and guidance on optimal wellness through these two periods of physical health change is important.
“We couldn’t care for the people of North and North East Lincolnshire, East Riding and the surrounding areas if it wasn’t for our healthcare professionals. After an incredibly difficult few years, it’s never been more important to look after our own.”