Stagecoach launches voluntary heart health check-ups for staff

Transport group Stagecoach has launched a voluntary heart health screening programme for employees in its UK bus division.

Starting in northeast Scotland this month, its Healthy Heart Bus, run in conjunction with BMI Healthcare will tour Stagecoach bus depots, providing free heart health check-ups for thousands of staff.

Employees with more than three years’ service at Stagecoach will be given the opportunity to undergo the voluntary assessment of their cardiovascular health, as well as receiving advice on ways to maintain and improve their heart health.

Brian Souter, chief executive of Stagecoach, personally pledged £1 million towards the project. He said: “This kind of personal health check is often only available to senior executives. We felt it was important to extend the service to our frontline employees who serve our customers every day.”

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