LNWH staff rise to the challenge with Virgin health and wellbeing event


Sep 27, 2021

LNWH Charity supported LNWH NHS Trust 2021 Virgin Pulse Go Challenge as part of the Trust‘s staff health and wellbeing initiative.

Virgin Pulse Go challenge is a virtual global wellbeing participation event, with the view to improve or kick start healthy habits. The challenge encourages people to take part competitively in teams to reach a pre- determined destination in the world using exercise.

LNWH NHS Trust staff VP Go challenge started in May 2021 and ended it in July 2021. A total of 692 members of staff took part with a purpose to

make improvements to their personal health and wellbeing.

Highlights of the challenge include 71% of the participants being more active after participating in VP GO and 87% of participants improved at least one nutritional habit after taking part.

Here is a list of the top ten teams:-

1. A & E Team Makisig, 15,462,154 steps

2.Supper Site Steppers, 13,680,159 steps

3.ED Beauty Queens, 9,411,990 steps

4.ED Super Walkers, 9,099,785, steps

5.Flyers21, 8, 208, 168 steps

6.Misters, Blisters and Soul Sisters, 8, 171, 531 steps

7.Health and Wellbeing, 7,913,775 steps

8.Pharmacy walking dragons, 7,892, 507 steps

9.Sole Sisters, 7,825,685 steps

10.Excel-erators, 7,758, 994 steps

Wendy George, Head of Charitable Funds, said:

“Staff wellbeing is main focal point of our charity COVID appeal, so LNWH Charity supporting this challenge was a no-brainer. I signed up to the challenge with four members of the charity team and our team finished 10th overall; we thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

“The LNWH staff enthusiasm and positive spirit helped to make this challenge event.

“Well done to everyone who took part.”

Ali Refson, Consultant at LNWH NHS Trust, said:

“We are absolutely delighted that so many of our staff members participated in Virgin Pulse Go.

“The energy, teamwork, enthusiasm and health benefits, experienced by the participants, was undeniable, and could not have happened without the support and funding from the Charity committee.”

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