Thanks to a grant of £50,000 from NHS Charities Together, we were able to support our brilliant colleagues while they continued to care for patients. during the height of the pandemic.

This funding supported resilience training as well as a host of staff wellbeing resources including Recharge Rooms on site at both of our hospitals. The Recharge Rooms boasted massage chairs and specially-designed sleep ‘pods’, which offered staff a place of sanctuary in an otherwise very busy environment.

Staff were encouraged to spend 15-20 minutes in one of these pods during their break so they could take the time they needed to rest, recharge and avoid burn out.