The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Kindness

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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.

Great Outdoors Month - LTHT staff invited to 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. Throughout the pandemic, people have been exploring local walking routes, taken up new outdoor hobbies, and used outdoor locations to meet socially.

This June - whether you're into hill-walking, rock-climbing, forest-bathing, wild-swimming, or simply being in the landscape - we want to hear from you!

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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.

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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.

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