WHEN Slimpod was asked to conduct a special project for 100 staff at Tameside NHS hospital in Manchester, to change their eating habits and help them lose weight, it produced spectacular results.
Thanks to the trailblazing work of Slimpod founder Sandra Roycroft-Davis, the hospital’s chief executive was inspired to transform their work environment and create the first-ever sugar-free hospital restaurant in the whole of the NHS.
Here are some of the success stories from Tameside NHS
Hospital. We’re very proud of each and every one of them!
The weight loss project was a huge success. Staff lost weight but even more importantly they’re feeling healthier and happier. Even better, the Tameside staff were featured on Channel 4’s How To Lose Weight Well series in January 2019.
We’ve now set up health and wellbeing projects with Fairfield Hospital, Manchester, the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham and the Millgate Healthcare Practice in Denton, Manchester.
Slimpod helps hospital
win NHS award
Our work at Tameside hospital helped it to win a coveted NHS Sustainability Award. First the hospital restaurant provided a Slimpod Special healthy menu choice (no sugar and low carb). This was a roaring success. The staff loved it! This was then extended and the head chef Simon severely reduced the unhealthy food on offer.
The desserts disappeared from the menu for a trial period of three months and Simon says no one missed them. They’ve now gone for good. Finally, confectionery and sugary fizzy drinks have also disappeared for both staff and visitors.
Tam Fry, Chair of the National Obesity Forum, said the initiative was “trailblazing” and should be spread across the whole of the NHS. Karen James, Chief Executive of the hospital trust (pictured below), said: “As a result of the programme, many staff say their behaviour towards food has changed.
We’re very proud that the clinically-proven Slimpod programme helped Tameside hospital in Manchester to win a coveted NHS award for its contribution to the health and wellness of its staff.
My uniform’s dropped 2 sizes
- Urgent Care Nurse Luan Walton, 38
LOST 28lbs with ease
Now I’m eating healthily!
Look at the size of my old uniform! My problem was cake and chocolate and lots of it. I could be giving advice to my patients about healthy eating with my pockets stuffed with chocolate bars. I wasn’t sure of Slimpod would be for me but when I lost interest in chocolate during the first few days of listening I couldn’t believe it.
“I was more motivated, keener to exercise and generally feeling great. My job can be stressful but very rewarding and I feel that I’m now practising what I preach. I feel really happy! I’ve lost 21lbs and now I’m a size 10 – and did it all without willpower! I feel I’ve reached my optimum weight and I know maintaining it will be easy.
- Macmillan cancer nurse Stephanie Ridgway
LOST 21lbs with ease
Smaller portions, no snacking
Since I married my hubby in Antigua last year I’ve put on three stones. I work 10-hour days so I always bring food into work. Trouble is I was always snacking too – until Slimpod that is. Now I’ve cut down on my portions – I’ve done it without really thinking about it.
“I’ve lost 16lbs but just as important as the weight loss I feel more relaxed and happier in myself. I recently went for another job at the hospital – Normally I’d have got stressed and anxious, but I was relaxed – and got the job. I’m wearing clothes I thought I’d never get back in to. My hubby is happy for me and he’s even started to eat healthier and exercise more and now he’s lost a stone too. I want to lose more, and I will. There’s no way I would give this up.
- Palliative Care nurse Annemarie Thompson, 51
LOST 16lbs with ease
People praise my new shape
Turning 60 was an important time in my life. It made me take stock of what I really wanted for myself and I wanted to feel less bloated, more motivated and I really wanted to lose weight. I volunteered for the Slimpod project not really knowing what to expect, but it couldn’t have been easier. In fact, I’m amazed at just how easy it’s been.
“In three months I’ve lost 24 lbs and I’ve dropped two dress sizes – I’m now a comfortable 14. I’m eating better and I have a lot more energy for my job and my grandchildren. Lots of people have complimented me on my new shape, which has boosted my self-confidence no end. Although Paul and I have been married for 26 years we’ve started having date nights – and we walk to the restaurant.
- Sheila Benns, 62
LOST 24lbs with ease
Five sizes down in 5 months
- Angela Brierley, 53, Head of the hospital’s Transformation Services
LOST 20lbs with ease
My snacking habit’s gone!
- John Fletcher, 58, Acting Director of Quality and Governance
LOST 29lbs with ease
People just love us on Trustpilot
“After years of obsessing with my weight and trying every diet under the sun I came across Slimpod and can honestly say it’s the only thing that’s changed my relationship with food for the better.”
“The future’s bright now: After listening to the Slimpod just once, I stopped snacking between meals! I have lost weight and I’m confident that the weight will stay off this time. Simply amazing!”
“All of a sudden I’m eating less. I’m giving my partner food. Slimpod is a life changer and a life saver. I’m a 59 year old man and I’ve dieted all my life. Now I have a new relationship with food.”