Our Wellbeing Hubs: a place of respite for our busy Nurses and Midwifes

29 April 2020
Nurse Jo using one of the relaxing pods in our Wellbeing Hub.jpg

We know that there are so many people going above and beyond at this time, but for April's feature in our Year of the Nurse and Midwife we wanted to shout out Jo Hunter, St George's Divisional Director of Nursing and Governance.

We are encouraging all the Nurses and Midwives at St George's Hospital to take some well deserved time out during their breaks to visit out newly installed Wellbeing Hubs. Jo recently did just that and shared her thoughts with us below:

Jo said ‘I was very impressed with the wellbeing hub, what a transformation! It was lovely to meet the airline staff who were so friendly and attentive- you feel you have stepped away from your work place when you are greeted by air crew; the only downside was I wasn’t flying anywhere! But I forgot about that when I experienced the pod, I've seen and read about these but never tried one out. You can really escape from everything, I think they have a real role and purpose for staff, it's so important to free your mind when it is challenging at work. Most of us have had to adapt very quickly to a highly pressurised and often emotional way of working. It was a real experience and treat rolled in to one -I can't thank the teams involved enough in making this real for us, I genuinely felt like I wasn’t in the hospital anymore!’

At St George's Hospital Charity we recognise the importance of supporting not only our Nurses and Midwives but also all staff working for our Hospital. We wanted to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you.

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