St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust employ approximately 7,000 colleagues, predominately across their two main hospital sites in St Helens and Whiston.
They also have around 350 employees based at their Alexandra Park satellite site, mainly comprising of support functions and administrative service staff that are not patient-facing. .
These employees are more likely to be sedentary, and MSP’s research found that 59% colleagues didn’t meet the minimum physical activity guidelines and on average staff spent around 6 hours of their working day being sedentary
In October 2019 MSP carried out an Active Workplaces consultation survey with employees based at Alexandra Park.
We worked with the Clinical Head of Health, Work and Wellbeing to establish a set of questions and metrics that would allow employees to share their views on what changes could be made in order to improve their physical activity levels and general health and wellbeing.
The survey was also designed to provide a baseline of quantitative measures that the Trust could look to improve on moving forward, enabling them to report back to the Executive Team to indicate progress made.
After the consultation had been completed, MSP produced a summary report and recommendations and helped the Trust to put actions in place to respond to the challenges and opportunities that staff had put forward.