Grant awarded to support staff wellbeing at UHNM

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University Hospitals of North Midlands (UHNM) is thrilled to confirm it has received a grant of £50,000 from NHS Charities together which will be used to further support the health and wellbeing of its staff.

The funds, which have been awarded to UHNM Charity as part of NHS Charities Together’s emergency COVID-19 funding, will support staff at both Royal Stoke and County hospitals, including those of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.

The grant will be used to purchase a mobile staff wellbeing unit that can be utilised staff health and wellbeing at both UHNM’s sites.

Lisa Thomson, Director of Communications and Charity at UHNM said: “We are delighted to have received this grant, which will enable us to continue to support the health and wellbeing of our colleagues, some of whom have been disproportionally affected during COVID-19.

“The wellbeing unit would provide staff with a safe place to take breaks, reflect and take part in the Trust-wide restoration initiatives. We’re grateful to have received this grant from NHS Charities together and we thank everybody who has supported NHS charities during this difficult time.”

This funding comes in addition to support from NHS Charities Together earlier in the year which has enabled UHNM to support staff wellbeing in a number of ways including the installation of two contemplation gardens, providing staff an area to escape the daily challenges of clinical life.

The Association of NHS Charities, operating as NHS Charities Together, is a federation of over 230 charitable organisations that support the National Health Service through charities like UHNM Charity.