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Hospital staff walk around world in nine weeks

Published on: Friday 6th May 2016
Categorised under: Work, Active , Cumbria, NHS

Staff from University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) have walked around the world – the equivalent of 50 million steps – in just nine weeks.

The challenge was set as part of the Trust’s ‘Flourish’ campaign to encourage members of staff to stay active.

Participants have covered 50,228,739 steps and monitored their progress with free activity trackers given out by UHMBT - a partner of Choose Cumbria.

Medical Director Dr David Walker is thrilled with the result.

He said: “Staff have embraced this campaign and a bit of healthy competition has seen them get around the world in just three quarters of the time we set them.

“We are committed to supporting our staff to feel at their mental and physical best.

“Some are telling us that since starting the challenge, they have more energy, sleep better and have even lost a bit of weight.”

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