Cardiff RCM Branch
on 06 August 2020 RCM Branches
RCM member Katie Williams had a busy month of July after creating an initiative called ‘Care-Ona Corner’ in the University Hospital of wales. It was a staff incentive program that helped promote wellbeing and boost staff morale.
The program has been supported by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) ‘Caring For You’ initiative who generously donated funds for a Fitbit! The prize went to the winner of the ‘Move More’ (100km) challenge!
Katie was very aware that staff working throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, had an increase in ‘COVID-weariness’. Wearing PPE constantly and dealing with understandably anxious women was extremely difficult. I wanted to help and so I spoke to one of our consultant obstetric anaesthetists is Dr Mark Stacey who is renowned for being passionate about staff wellbeing. He suggested using his toolkit from his publication “The Baker’s Dozen of Mental Toughness” which provides resources to improve and strengthen resilience.
I contacted various businesses and we had gifts donated such as teeth whitening and a pair of Welsh rugby tickets to name but a few. Staff had to participate to win the prizes.