Staff Health and Wellbeing
‘The Sanctuary Hub’
A dedicated mental health and wellbeing facility at Warrington Hospital designed to provide an environment conducive to staff wellbeing and recovery. The £35K Sanctuary Hub was funded by the donations to the WHH charity via NHS Charities Together and also a generous donation from the League of Friends of Warrington Hospital.
The chalet-style building is located in one of the hospital courtyards and offers a shared, relaxing space to host staff support groups, on-site counselling sessions and wellbeing activity including yoga, bereavement workshops and mindfulness therapies.
The Project Wingman Foundation opened its lounge at Warrington Hospital during the height of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. This initiative sees airline crew offer an airline-style first class service to NHS staff on their breaks. The highly successful and valued project has fostered camaraderie and collaboration between airline crew and NHS staff.
The project has been made possible through support from Warrington and Halton Hospitals’ Charity which supplies free refreshments through the numerous generous donations made by local people and businesses to the Community Hub.
Such is the success of the partnership, WHH has been chosen to be one of 10 Wingman permanent ‘Legacy Lounges’ in the country and the only one in a hospital in the north of England.