Basket of delights for CPFT staff in Ely

Supermarket donation will boost wellbeing of Trust team 

Basket of delights for CPFT staff in Ely
14 March 2018

 

Frontline staff from Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust are to be benefit from a generous donation from Waitrose.

Workers at the supermarket’s Ely branch are to donate a basket of fruit worth up to £20 every fortnight to CPFT’s Ely Neighbourhood Team.

The fruit will be shared among the team’s 70-strong members of staff including district nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, mental health professionals who provide care and rehabilitation to older people with long-term conditions in Ely and East Cambridgeshire.

Poonam Hyland, interim team manager of the Ely Neighbourhood Team (pictured above, centre with members of her team and staff from the supermarket), said: “This donation from Waitrose at Ely is very welcome and really timely. We are having a big drive across CPFT to improve not just the wellbeing of patients, but also our staff over the next 12 months.

“Our staff are absolutely key to what we do. They are dedicated to caring for others and work tirelessly day-in, day-out.

“But we never take their dedication for granted and we recognise the need to look after their health. So as a team we are encouraging each other to take more regular breaks, try and do more exercise – which is good for our physical and mental health – and to eat healthier as well.

“This donation of fruit will certainly help with what we’re trying to do as a team for the benefit of our patients and we’re very grateful for the offer from Waitrose.”

Debbie Walker from Waitrose in Ely said: “It’s a great initiative and we are happy to support it.”

 

ENDS

For more information please contact:

Andy Burrows
Media and Marketing Manager
E andy.burrows@cpft.nhs.uk
T 01223 219467

 

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

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