(PRESS RELEASE) – A Non-Governmental Organization has played a key role in ensuring that its workforce is healthy.
On October 31st, Sandals Grande with the support of the Ministry of Health and Wellness, hosted a grand health fair at their premises. The health fair was in compliance with breast cancer awareness month. While the primary focus may have been breast cancer, Sandals Grand Spa & Beach Resort took an all-round approach to ensure a healthy team. Venecia Durrant is the Environmental Health & Safety Manager for Sandals Grand spa & Beach Resort.
“For the entire month of October we have been engaging activities just to bring more awareness to the team members and so we felt like it was important for us to culminate the month with a grand health fair, an opportunity where team members can just come and do their examination, breast examination to be exact but for breast cancer awareness we decided to take a holistic approach whereby in encouraging persons to take care of themselves we decided to do various other health checks; so your blood pressure checks, your blood sugar, body mass index, the nutrition department is here with us as well to give health advice and health tips, we have family planning we have substance abuse, we have eye examination, dental examination and even food care so all of that encompasses taking care of your body holistically. The team members are appreciative because instead of going out there to do it on their own there was an opportunity where it was brought to them and they can just take a little time off to do their checks.”
Health Educator and coordinator for the event Nadiege Smith Lambert said, whilst the curtains may have come down on the observed month, the fight against breast cancer and other forms of cancer continues. She said the Ministry of Health applauds Sandals for their continued support in championing the cause and they look forward to having more Non-Governmental Organizations come on board.