Project Wingman CEO, Emma Henderson MBE was delighted to have been able to attend the HSJ Patient Safety Awards in Manchester on Monday 18th September along with representatives from Kent & Medway Partnership Trust who have been using "Wellbee", one of Project Wingmans mobile well-being lounges to deliver "Talking Wellness" - a fantastic initiative which has changed and improved the lives of NHS Staff throughout the Kent & Medway region.
Wellbee spent a total of 28 weeks visiting NHS sites in the region, acting as a facilitator for Talking Wellness to be delivered to hundreds of NHS staff, and making a tangible difference to the lives of all who were able to access the service.
The impact was so great that staff sickness reduced, staff well-being was dramatically improved, and as a result, patient care was also improved.
Project Wingman delivers well-being services on its growing fleet of converted double decker buses which have raised perspex rooves, massage chairs, TV screens, music, refreshments and most importantly, are a break from the normal working environment where NHS staff can relax and take some time for themselves - something that is strongly encouraged in all NHS Trusts and departments.
It is a huge honour to have been nominated for this award and to have been selected as one of the finalists - testament to the huge value that is seen in what we are doing as a charity, by the NHS.
Project Wingman supports the welfare of NHS workers through mobile breakout lounges and preventative wellbeing training. All of our volunteers are current or former airline employeers.
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