Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Launch Their Declaration on Healthy Weight

by Alex Holt | 17 April, 2017 9:12 am

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has adopted their own declaration on healthy weight.

The declaration shows the Trust’s commitment to reducing unhealthy weight in its establishments and its goal of protecting the health and wellbeing of staff, patients and visitors, and commits the Trust to a number of schemes to promote healthy choices.

Tim Bennett, Deputy Chief Executive, said: “We are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of our staff and recently became one of only eight Trusts in the country to receive a Gold Standard for Sport and Physical Activity @ Work awards.

“The declaration specifically focuses on promoting healthy weight  and means we will continue that work with a solid commitment to promote health and wellbeing initiatives in our facilities.

“Areas we are focusing on include reviewing the provision of foods in all buildings and venues to make the healthier choice more convenient and affordable, reducing the availability of  sugary drinks and promoting drinking water to improve hydration.

“We will also be continuing our campaign to give our staff more knowledge about the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle and creating a culture and ethos

that supports healthy weight.

“The connection between obesity and life-threatening illnesses like heart disease, type two diabetes and cancer is now apparent according to research and we are committed to working hard to make our staff and patients healthier.’’

The launch of the declaration was covered in the Blackpool Gazette, you can find a link to the story here[1].

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