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(L to R) Aimee Hassett, Jyoti Shah and Sarah Minns on the Burton Hospitals stand at the Employee Wellbeing Campaign launch. Picture by Paresh Solanki.

The successful launch of an Employee Wellbeing Campaign at Burton Albion’s Pirelli Stadium looks set to inspire follow up events helping local men stay healthy, reports Burton Hospital website.

The East Staffs Health and Wellbeing Group, including the Chamber of Commerce, Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the charity arm of the town’s football club, Burton Albion Community Trust, organised the event at the football stadium. It was attended by local businesses and managers keen to understand how to help their employees stay happy and healthy.

John Widdowson, Health and Inclusion Manager at Burton Albion Community Trust (BACT), said: “It was primarily an information–sharing event so that businesses could find out more about the local services available through partners such as the NHS and ourselves.”

Staff from Queen’s Hospital attended and offered free health checks and gave advice on issues around obesity and cancer.

BACT promoted the affordable, fun exercise sessions it offers in the community and explained how employers could help their workforce get more active and improve their levels of health and wellbeing.

Queen’s consultant surgeon Jyoti Shah delivered a keynote speech at the event, which she described as a great success.

“It was wonderful to meet the partners in the Employee Wellbeing Campaign and I am meeting with the team at Burton Albion again shortly to discuss plans to stage a larger men’s health event open to the general public,” she said.