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Credit Crunch Shouldn’t Be A Health Hazard October 16, 2008

Posted by liverpoolchamber in Business, Chamber Services, Health / Lifestyle, Services.
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Westfield Health can provide Liverpool Chamber members with health plans and cover to ensure staff remain healthy and happy. This reduces time off work through sickness and stress. This in turn ensures your company keeps operating at optimum levels.

The UK economy is facing its worst crisis for 60 years, according to Chancellor Alistair Darling. But what can businesses do to help minimise the impact on their company and their staff?

Many people are feeling the financial strain at the moment and are cutting back on luxuries and being ruthless with their budgeting. Many are increasingly looking for ways to help them cope with the pressure of paying for everyday healthcare.

Most unexpected health bills spring from visits to the dentist or optician.

Lately, for example there has been a decline in free immediate NHS treatment and an ongoing rise in costs.

But the credit crunch not only has an impact on whether or not people can afford medical treatment, but also on the type of treatment they need. Recent findings from the Mental Health Foundation revealed that people are becoming more isolated and anti-social due to financial worries. This can have an adverse effect on mental health.

One of the ways people can budget for health bills during tough economic times is to purchase a health cash plan.

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Everton Score With Westfield Health Plan November 23, 2007

Posted by liverpoolchamber in British Chambers of Commerce, Chamber Services, Health / Lifestyle, Liverpool, News, Services.
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Everton CrestWestfield Health has signed up more than 200 employees from Chamber members, Everton Football Club to the Chamber Primary Health Plan.

Sue Arscott, Human Resources Officer at Everton FC said: “Everton Football Club is known as the People’s Club and the Plan helps make this a reality from an internal perspective.

“We wanted to provide employees with access to healthcare treatments and this Plan allows us to give something back in return for their hard work. We enrol staff on Level 1 of the Plan with the potential to increasing to a higher level if successful.

“The benefit to the club is the little amount of administration and effort it takes, while there is a positive end result for staff. It also improves the appeal of working at the club for all potential new employees.

“The Plan raises awareness of enjoying the benefits of a healthier lifestyle and hopefully it will lead to an improvement in employee health. The club has invested heavily on the playing side and this is a way for Everton to invest in their off the field staff.”

The Chamber Primary Health Plan is exclusively available to British Chambers of Commerce accredited Chamber member organisations.

Further details of the Plan can be obtained from :-

Trevor Langley, Business Development Consultant, 01829 730505 or via e-mail tlangley@westfieldhealth.com

Alternatively via the website www.westfieldhealth.com