Rockingham General Hospital's staff were encouraged to ride to work for National Ride2Work day on the Wednesday 16 October. Cyclists who attended the event were treated to breakfast and a morning coffee. Free bike checks were organised by KD Cycles in Rockingham to help staff get bike ready for the WA Bike Month Challenge coming up in November. Cycling to work is promoted at the hospital to help ease the staff car parking areas and to improve awareness of the health benefits of cycling for fitness. Staff also used the event to network with fellow staff members and chat all things cycling including best routes to get to the hospital. If you would like more information contact the RkPG Healthier Workplace Committee email@example.com
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Rockingham General Hospital staff are getting ready for November's WA Bike Month Challenge. As part of the Healthier Workplaces initiative the staff wellness committee have held two cycling events that encourage staff to ride to work. As part of this year's Bike Week in March staff were encouraged to cycle a bike blender for a fruit smoothie and try an electric bike, showcased by KD cycles in Rockingham. This event also promoted the end of trip facilities and bike storage area. Stay tuned for more info on the second bike event. For more information contact the Rockingham Hospital Staff Wellness Committee firstname.lastname@example.org
Rockingham Hospital has recently signed up to Your Move, with the hope to commence a number of access and active transport activities and promotions to staff in 2019.
With over 1,000 staff members at Rockingham Hospital the Healthier Workplace Working Group decided to join Your Move and start with an access survey to investigate current ways individuals are getting to work.
With this access survey, the plan is to assist more staff to travel to work via active transport, cycling or walking. The plan will also encourage staff to be physically active whilst at work by using a number of walking trails around the hospital site.
Stay tuned for more stories in 2019.
The Rockingham Peel Group provides a range of inpatient, outpatient and community services for our patients. These services are delivered from a range of healthcare sites within the Rockingham, Kwinana and Peel regions.
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