Staff wellbeing hub opens at Chesterfield Royal Hospital

By Jo Makosinski | Published: 17-Jul-2023

£2m development launched as part of NHS's 75th anniversary celebrations

Work on a one-of-a-kind, £2m, charity-funded health and wellbeing hub for staff at Chesterfield Royal Hospital (CRH) NHS Foundation Hospital has been completed.

Contractor, Stepnell, handed over the facility to coincide with the recent 75th anniversary celebrations of the NHS. 

The construction giant was responsible for design elements and quick delivery of the purpose-built facility, which will support the health and wellbeing of hospital staff.

The building includes a state-of-the-art gym, counselling rooms, areas for complimentary therapies and group or individual reflections after traumatic incidents. 

The delivery team also included Southgate and Sarabia Architects, MAC Consulting, and Adept Consulting Engineers.

And BIM co-ordination software was used in tandem with OneClick to enhance project discussions and engage early with the hospital trust. 

Tom Sewell, regional director at Stepnell, said: “Our team has gone above and beyond to ensure quality throughout the design and build of this new health and wellbeing hub.

“As well as ensuring the project was built on time and within budget, we were also proud to have supported the hospital alongside local people, communities, and businesses to help raise the required project funds. 

“We are thrilled with the end result and the positive feedback received from stakeholders across the project.” 

Dr Hal Spencer, chief executive at the trust, added: “We want to be recommended as a place to come to work and for the clinical care we provide. 

“The new hub is pretty unique in allowing us to offer this kind of facility to colleagues.” 

The unit was opened to coincide with the NHS 75th birthday celebrations

The unit was opened to coincide with the NHS 75th birthday celebrations

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