QEH institutes wellness program for staff

QEH institutes wellness program for staff
17 Nov
2017

Two hundred and thirty thousand dollars is the amount of money lost by the Queen Elizabeth hospital every month due to sick days.

That translates to two thousand six hundred productive hours being lost.

In response, human resource director, Caroline Hall says the hospital is rolling out a wellness program to promote a healthy lifestyle, reduce the risk of disease and enhance the quality of life.

It's called the hypertension devaluation program or "HYPD".

She says the ultimate goal is improving the quality of health of their patients, by improving the treatment they give to themselves.

The programme will focus heavily on the prevention of hypertension, which has been identified as a major area of concern.

CEO Dr Dexter James says the hospital's board of management is fully behind the initiative.

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