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Kingsbridge corporate health club initiative 'will bring hospital to workplace'

Pictured launching the new Diamond Card are Kingsbridge Private Hospital chief executive Mark Regan (left) with Stephen Meldrum, general manager at the Belfast Grand Central
Gary McDonald Business Editor

THE north's largest private healthcare provider Kingsbridge Private Hospital has unveiled an industry-first free ‘health' club which will proactively engage with employers and employees to encourage physical as well as mental health and well-being in the workplace.

Kingsbridge, part of the 3fivetwo Group (www.3fivetwo.com), is offering a new exclusive Diamond Club for businesses which will have two main pillars and no membership fees.

The‘Wellbeing at Work' initiative effectively brings the expertise of a hospital to the workplace, helping staff to make the right choices and be proactive about their own health.

And the 'Kingsbridge Diamond Club Card' gives employees exclusive access to a website that allows every member to ask the hospital GP a question via email and allows them to obtain a same-day referral letter and an appointment to see the consultant immediately thereafter.

Mark Regan, chief executive at Kingsbridge, said: "We do things differently because life matters".

Encouraging businesses to explore the benefits of the schemes, he added: “Creating a health and wellbeing strategy for your organisation not only demonstrates care for employees but it can also result in a healthier, more engaged and more productive workforce.

“Health assessments can be a great way to empower employees in identifying steps they can make to improve their general wellbeing and for over a decade now we've been helping our own customers make that choice and ultimately take control of their own health.”

A number of businesses have already signed up to the Corporate Diamond Club including the Hastings Group, who own a portfolio of seven hotels including the new Grand Central in Belfast.

Aileen Martin, sales director of Hastings Hotels, said: “We're delighted to be one of the first companies to partner with Kingsbridge Private Hospital to offer our senior staff across the group access to the new Diamond Club Privilege Card offering them a range of benefits.”

In the coming months Kingsbridge will be enhancing their members' experience via bespoke technology offering webinars and access to doctors via video consultation in the workplace.

For further information on how to apply for membership for your organisation email membership@kingsbridgediamondclub.com

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