21 Apr

Industry first Health Bus wins third national award

first_imgNational Express has won its third national award for creating a bus that makes its employees healthierAt a recent Nursing Times Awards ceremony in London, the industry’s first Health Bus beat 850 other award entries to come out top in the Nursing in the Community category.The award-winning Health Bus is the first of its kind in the transport industryThe Health Bus, otherwise known as the ‘Health Buzz’, was created following comments in an annual employee survey, which praised employee safety awareness, but asked for similar support in health and wellbeing.The single-decker, staffed by a fully trained nurse, was completely refitted by National Express engineers who adapted a redundant Mercedes bus into a mobile health facility offering two consultation areas and a waiting room.The bus travels round all National Express garages across the West Midlands and Dundee, providing a full range of confidential health checks to employees.Almost 4,000 members of staff have already visited the Health Bus and the initiative has also encouraged drivers to suggest their own wellbeing ideas, including getting healthier canteen food choices, cycling to work and going running together.The initiative has also won the Wellness category at the Employee Engagement Awards and Best Healthcare and Wellbeing Strategy of the Year at the Workplace Savings and Benefits Awards.last_img

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