Health boost at hospital

A SOUTH Yorkshire hospital is helping staff and visitors eat healthily by hosting a weekly fruit and vegetable market this month.

Darlington's Fruit and Veg - usually found at Barnsley Market - is selling the fresh produce every Thursday in January in the hospital shop.

The initiative is the result of partnership working between the hospital's Healthy Workplace Group and the Eat Well at Work Award.

Julia Shergold, Eat Well at Work co-ordinator, said: "This is a great way to get fresh food to people. If you can buy your fruit and veg at work, it's convenient and easy and supports local greengrocers."

The Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Healthy Workplace group, which helps hospital staff to stay healthy, is providing the shop space free of charge.

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