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Respite rooms for staff at QE

Respite rooms for staff at QE

Published by KLFM
9:38am 7th April 2020.

The QE is helping staff to have a bit of calm and respite as they respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

Special respite rooms have been set up were they can unwind for a moment.

The Deputy Cheif Executive Officer at the hospital Laura Skaife-Knight said:

"Looking after, listening to and maximising support for our staff has never been so important as we respond to COVID-19. In response to feedback from our staff we are setting up dedicated rooms around the hospital to give staff some respite and calm away from the fast-changing and challenging frontline areas of the hospital.

"We know our staff are dedicated, compassionate people determined to provide the best care for our patients. But it is important that we do everything we can to look after them and their health and wellbeing during what will undoubtedly be one of the toughest periods the NHS has ever been through. These quiet spaces will give staff space and time to unwind or let off steam before or when things get too much for them. We have an extensive of health and wellbeing programme in place for our staff, including a dedicated helpline to raise concerns or share ideas, a clinical psychology helpline offering direct support for staff and training for managers and daily updates on practical support and donations from the business community and members of the public - including provisions of food daily for staff working nights and long hours."