Chesterfield Royal starts development of new health and wellbeing hub for staff

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has started developing a new health and wellbeing hub for its 4,500 colleagues.

The £2 million Health and Wellbeing Hub has been designed to act as a retreat, relaxation area and rejuvenating space for all colleagues at the hospital.

It is being funded by the Chesterfield Royal Charity, which has now raised enough of funds – £1.3 million – to begin building work. The work will be supported by construction firm, Stepnall.

Dr Hal Spencer, Chief Executive of the Trust, said: “We have some exciting new developments which are great news for our trust and it’s fantastic that we can mark the start of the building work for the Health and Wellbeing Hub, whilst the £24m Urgent and Emergency Care Development continues to rapidly progress. This all shows that we are very much moving Chesterfield forward with drive and ambition and are continuing to put our patients, colleagues and communities at the heart of all we do.”

Atul Patel MBE, Chair of the Chesterfield Royal Charity, added: “I’m so pleased to announce that we’ve reached the £1.3m funding we needed to begin the building work. We still have a long way to go – we need to raise a further £700,000 to provide the required facilities colleagues have told us will make a difference – allowing us to care for our carers!”