Final brick laid on £2m health and wellbeing hub

By Jo Makosinski | Published: 8-Dec-2022

Topping-out ceremony marks milestone in new staff health and wellbeing project at Chesterfield Royal Hospital

The final brick has been laid at the new £2m Health and Wellbeing Hub at Chesterfield Royal Hospital. 

Funded by Chesterfield Royal Charity, the first-of-its-kind hub will provide modern facilities for all 4,500 members of staff at the hospital site.

Badged ‘caring for carers’, it will provide services and facilities for hospital colleagues working around the clock, providing direct and indirect care to patients and their families.

Once completed, the hub will be open seven days a week, with facilities to include counselling rooms, ensuring support for the mental health and wellbeing of staff; complimentary therapies; gym equipment; and areas for group or individual reflection after traumatic incidents. 

Beverley Webster OBE, chairman of the Health and Wellbeing Hub Development Board; and Atulkumar Patel MBE, chairman of Chesterfield Royal Charity were tasked with laying the final brick on the building at a traditional ‘topping-out’ ceremony.

Webster said: “It’s so exciting to see the hub take shape.

“The initial vision is becoming a reality and I cannot wait to see how all colleagues benefitting from it.”

Opening in Spring 2023, the appeal continues for all local people, groups, teams, and businesses to now contribute, fundraise, and back this ambitious project.

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