NHS boss appears as Superman in anti-stress film

If all bosses went to the lengths one NHS chief has to promote wellbeing at work, we may be all fitter.

Phil Morley, chief executive of Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, dressed up in a Superman costume and performed in a video intended to encourage employees to be fit and healthy.

The video shows him leaping and danceing through the halls of the hospital to the tune of ‘Is this the way to Amarrillo’, after initially appearing swamped by work.

Morley said: “I was approached by our physiotherapy team to record a video to promote work-out-at-work day.

“The idea was to create something quirky and memorable to encourage staff to think about how they can keep themselves fit and healthy while at work and I felt it was a worthwhile project to be involved with.

“Whether people loved the event or hated it, the health and wellbeing of staff is vital to us as an organisation and to our patients, which is why we are keen to invest both time and effort in this area.”

It just goes to show: the man of steel can also be the man of anti-stress.