A number of health and wellness initiatives are happening across the Westmead precinct to make Westmead a more enjoyable and healthy place for staff, patients, carers, students and visitors.
The Rethink Your Drink campaign was launched last week to Westmead Hospital staff via the intranet and a broadcast from general manager Andrew Newton. Read more about the trial and campaign.
The campaign calls for staff to think about their drink choices and replace all sugary drinks with healthier options, like water. A three-month trial cuts down on sugary drinks from Westmead Hospital's vending machines and food outlets. Western Sydney is experiencing an obesity crisis, so this is an important and timely health campaign.
This campaign also complements the recent introduction of the Fitness Passport for Western Sydney Local Health District staff. Members receive discounted multi-site access to a number of gyms, pools and other fitness suppliers. The program has been available to The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network staff for the past year and has proven popular.
To support good health initiatives this March, Westmead Redevelopment is running a selfie competition and is offering 10 drink bottles as prizes to the best entries. The competition is open to all staff and students working or studying at any sites across the Western Sydney Local Health District and The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network.
To enter, snap a selfie of you ‘re-thinking’ your drink options. Not good at selfies? Get someone to take a picture of you. Post it to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and we’ll look out for your entry. The more creative the better! Include the hashtag #rethinkyourdrinkwestmead so we can find you!
Entries close Thursday 9 March at midnight. Winners will be selected and notified on Friday 10 March. If you are selected as a winner, a member of the media teams at either Western Sydney Local Health District or The Children’s Hospital at Westmead will contact you via their channels and will give you instructions on how to claim your prize.
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