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21 August 2019

OH and Wellbeing specialists from across the hospitals group are now working together as one team, led by Sue Hillman, Associate Director of Occupational Health and Wellbeing.

Due to the nature of the Occupational Health service, team members providing clinical support such as immunisations, blood tests and support for staff following needlestick and splash injuries continue to be based on-site. However, Sue and the team's administrators are based at Basildon Hospital.

The service has been enhanced with the appointment of a wellbeing team, also based at Basildon Hospital. The team is working together to promote health and wellbeing benefits that keep a positive and healthy work environment and workforce.

"Some things remain the same for Occupational Health and Wellbeing in terms of a clinical presence on each site, but the aim has been to establish a single management structure, consolidate administration and make sure that a fuller range of wellbeing services are provided consistently across the Trusts," says Sue Hillman, Associate Director of Occupational Health and Wellbeing. "Some things will change in preparation for the merger, such as standardising our policies and procedures. This takes time, but we are making great progress."

A key benefit of the merged service is that the new Occupational Health IT system will provide managers and applicants with online access to services, as well as providing on-site face-to-face meetings for staff nearer to their homes, eg staff will be able to attend any of the three hospitals regardless of where they work.

'I am confident that by becoming part of a larger team, we will see an improvement in the quality and consistency of our Occupational Health and Wellbeing services," continues Sue.

Learn more about the Occupational Health and Wellbeing team and who to contact:

Occupational Health and Wellbeing team structure >

Occupational Health and Wellbeing contacts >

For more information, please visit the Occupational Health and Wellbeing intranet pages for Basildon, Mid Essex and Southend hospitals.