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Work-life balance

We spend most of our waking hours at work so finding a workplace that gives you more than just a pay cheque can really enhance your life. 

At Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, we aim to support all our staff in developing a healthy work-life balance, offering a number of schemes, events and facilities.

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Health and well-being

It’s quite simple – a happy and healthy workforce is more effective so it makes sense to us to invest in initiatives that support staff well-being.

To keep you ticking over, you can take advantage of:

  • Healthy Staff clinics for a one-stop health MOT, including screening and advice on diet and fitness
  • Staff self-referral physiotherapy service
  • Smoking cessation
  • Walking groups and cycle training
  • Fresh fruit and veg stall
  • Staff counselling service for personal and work-related issues, phobias etc
  • Meditation sessions
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Social stuff

Here at University Hospitals Birmingham we like to work hard and play hard – it’s an important part of building a strong team and let’s face it, we all need some fun from time to time.  We also like to recognise the achievements of our staff and our annual Best in Care Awards is a shining example of how we get together to celebrate excellence.

One of the highlights of our calendar is the staff Christmas Party – a big night out when we get dressed up, grab our husbands, wives, boyfriends and girlfriends and let our hair down.

And if that wasn’t enough, our hospital charity team arranges popular social events, such as comedy galas as well as sky dives, fun runs and sponsored bike rides.

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Added extras

To help your money go that little bit further, we have staff discount deals with local businesses such as pubs, salons, sports clubs and cinemas, as well as a access to a range of corporate benefit schemes, including:

  • childcare vouchers
  • lease cars
  • bikes
  • savings clubs
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