Hampshire Hospital Opens Wellbeing Centre

3 August 2010, 13:09 | Updated: 3 August 2010, 13:17

Businesses in Hampshire will now be able to get extra support for their staff, thanks to a new health and well-being centre which has opened at the Queen Alexandra Hospital near Portsmouth.

It’ll offer services like rehabilitation and complementary therapy, on top of the staff counselling services it already provides. In particular, the 'Oasis Wellness Centre' will focus on issues affecting small and medium-sized companies, such as reducing absence costs and increasing staff morale. The hospitals own staff will also benefit from it.

Dr Steve Boorman, Chief Medical Adviser to the Royal Mail Group, and Workforce Health and Well-being Lead Reviewer for the NHS, officially launched the new centre.

He said, “In order to provide high-quality care, the NHS needs healthy staff. This new centre will help tackle staff health issues which in turn will help improve patient care and deliver financial savings.”  He added that the facility was the best in the country.

Portsmouth Hospitals Trust's Chief Executive, Ursula Ward also attended the launch.

She said, “Good health at work is good for everyone and, in today’s environment, providing greater access to health and well-being services for businesses in the community as well as NHS staff is even more important.”

For more information on the services, call 02392 283334 or visit http://www.oasiswellnesscentre.org.uk/