MONAGHAN HOSPITAL SHARES IN HEART FOUNDATION AWARD

8 January 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Monaghan Hospital has along with Cavan General Hospital been honoured with a prestigious award for participation in an Irish Heart Foundation initiative to promote healthy dietary habits.

As part of the RCSI Hospitals Group, the two medical institutions received a bronze Active@Work award for completing a self-devised, five-week health challenge supported by the Heart Foundation.

The awards were accepted by representatives of each hospital at the Healthy Eating and Active@Work awards ceremony in Dr Steeven’s Hospital, Dublin, which was hosted by the IHF.

Receiving the award on behalf of Cavan General Hospital were Rita Cullen and Clare Lynch together with Jacinta McAree-Murphy, Health Promotion Officer, Cavan & Monaghan Hospital. Pauline Kilpatrick accepted the award on behalf of Monaghan Hospital together with Jacinta McAree-Murphy.

300 staff members from Cavan General Hospital and 60 staff members from Monaghan Hospital took part in the five-week step challenge. Those who participated in the challenge were placed in teams consisting of eight members. Each member of the team was supplied with a pedometer and asked to wear it for five weeks.

The Active@Work Award is an Irish Heart Foundation initiative that is designed to support and enable small, medium and large sized organisations to promote, develop and sustain physical activity programmes and create an environment which makes it easier for employees to be active at work. The award aims to give organisations a framework and structure for programmes and policies which ensure sustainability.

Speaking about the achievement, Clare Lynch, Senior Physiotherapist, Cavan General Hospital said….

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