Roscommon University Hospital received a gold Irish Heart Foundation’s Happy Heart Healthy Eating award at the Irish Heart Foundation Active@Work Awards in the Gibson Hotel, Dublin on Tuesday, November 19th.
RUH was presented with the award for prioritising their employees’ heart health by offering healthier eating options in the workplace.
The Active@Work Award aims to get employees more active on a continuous basis, rather than just organising a once-off activity event, and promotes a culture of physical activity and long-term sustainable programmes.
Presenting the awards alongside Karl Henry, health and fitness expert, broadcaster and author, Tim Collins, CEO of the Irish Heart Foundation, said: “A great way to tackle heart disease and stroke is through workplace wellbeing initiatives such as healthier food promotion, provision in the workplace and sustainable physical activity programmes.
“The Irish Heart Foundation is delighted to recognise each of these companies for creating a culture of health and wellbeing and positively influencing people’s cardiovascular health by providing a long-term sustainable programme that demonstrates commitment to the organisation’s most important asset, its employees”.