11 April 2023
Hywel Dda University Health Board (HDUHB) has been awarded the Platinum level of the Corporate Health Standard, the national quality mark for health and well-being in the workplace.
The Assessor from Healthy Working Wales, the organisation that awards the National Quality Mark for Health and Well-being, reported they were impressed by the continued commitment to health and well-being that is firmly embedded in the health board’s culture and its commitment to the local community, the natural environment and sustainability. Some of the initiatives mentioned were:
Lisa Gostling, Hywel Dda University Health Board Director of Workforce said: “Following our recent gold accreditation from Healthy Working Wales, I am delighted that Hywel Dda is recognised and awarded the Platinum status. This award recognises the hard work of our teams and our ongoing commitment to ensuring the health and well-being of our staff and the broader impact our organisation plays in supporting our local communities. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to achieving this standard.”
Hywel Dda first achieved Platinum status in 2013 with revalidation in 2017 and continued to expand and develop activities. In June 2021, the Board approved an annual Recovery Plan focussing on supporting staff to recover from the Covid pandemic and laying the foundations aiming to recover services to support communities. The recent accreditation recognises the Health Board’s continued commitment to healthy working practices, initiatives, and support.