The pandemic has had a huge impact on our staff, patients and the NHS as a whole. Wellbeing and restorative self-care is crucial to the sustainable recovery of our people and the services we provide.
We want to be an organisation that is recognised not just for being kind to those it cares for, but for being kind to our staff, and for our staff being kind to each other. We want to embrace a culture of kindness 'just because...'
Beginning spring 2021, we're recognising and celebrating our workforce for the ‘little things’. You'll read more about random acts of kindness across our communications channels and behind the scenes, we're developing some staff training and support.
Listen to the soundtrack of Leeds Hospitals
On World Music Day (21 June 2021) we launched our quest to find the Top 20 favourite tracks from LTHT staff and patients. Drawing a shortlist from the UK's all-time chart-toppers as well as Hospital Radio's most requested, we invited you to vote on your favourite two and add two of your own personal favourites. The results were then broadcast on Leeds Hospital Radio during a special two-hour show in July...
The Great Outdoors - LTHT staff share their favourite outdoor places and activities to inspire each other
Spending quality time outdoors has been shown time and again to have an almost universal benefit on overall health and wellbeing. For Great Outdoors Month in June, we invited staff to share a photo of their favourite location and tell us a bit about the benefits of getting outdoors...
The Natural Health Service - a partnership with RHS Harlow Carr
During National Gardening Week (26 April - 2 May) members of staff at LTHT visited our local RHS Garden, Harlow Carr, to learn top gardening tips from the experts. Colleagues also shared their stories about how a dose of 'Vitamin G' has helped reduce stress and improve personal wellbeing during the pandemic...
Living the Leeds Way
The Leeds Way is a set of values for our organisation that informs all we do and helps us deliver our vision to be the best for specialist and integrated care. Being patient-centred, fair, collaborative, accountable and empowered runs through everything we do and helps our colleagues deliver their very best for their patients.