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Fun in the sun for Derby Hospitals Staff Fun Day!

Published 25/07/2013

Derby Hospitals’ staff and their families joined in the excitement of the annual Staff Fun Day at Derbyshire Cricket Ground on Saturday 20 July which was opened by Steve Backley, retired British world record holder for javelin throwing and the Mayor of Derby Councillor Fareed Hussain.

Building on the success of last’s year’ event, the day was bigger and better with more people taking part in the fun. Not only did the sun shine, but there was a great turnout of more than 1,000 people who came along to join in the many activities, including the very competitive staff-only ‘Its a Knock Out’ challenge. For the children there was ‘Crazy Olympics’ which included a sack race as well as soccer skills and face painting.

The Trust was recognised last year for its innovative and exceptional staff health and wellbeing by the London 2012 Inspire Programme which recognised outstanding non-commercial projects inspired by London 2012 Games. The legacy of this award has continued with more staff taking part in physical activity provided through Derby Hospitals Wellbeing at Work Programme.

Karen Martin, Director of Workforce Development said: “Healthy happy staff are fundamental to the effectiveness of the Trust and their health and well-being is key to delivering quality care for our patients. We are continually looking at different ways to build on the success of our Wellbeing at Work Programme by opening this up to a wider audience and working with other partner organisations.”


For further information, please contact:

Liz Smith

Communications Officer

Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 


01332 785778

Last Modified 25/07/2013