North East employers receive health awards

PUBLISHED: 15:10 24 March 2011 | UPDATED: 21:30 20 February 2013

Claire Wilson, Julie Taylor, Sandra Park, Sara McTrusty

Claire Wilson, Julie Taylor, Sandra Park, Sara McTrusty

Employers in the North won high praise for tackling an issue head on that costs the country billions of pounds a year.

Employers in the North won high praise for tackling an issue head on that costs the country billions of pounds a year.


They joined NHS officials in a celebration of an innovative partnership between health and business that is clawing back some of the losses caused by sickness and absenteeism.


A host of the regions firms were presented with gold, silver, bronze and special awards by County Durham and Darlington Community Health Services (CDDCHS) at a ceremony at Ramside Hall near Durham, attended by the National Director for Health and Work Dame
Carol Black.


The Working for Health Award was launched in County Durham in 2001 and has been recognised as successful in boosting physical and mental wellbeing among the regions workforce.


Around 40 businesses are currently supported by 180 health advocates reaching more than 25,000 employees.

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