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As healthcare providers it's vital that those giving care are feeling fit and well themselves. Increasingly we are learning that organisations with good levels of staff health and well-being perform better and have increased levels of patient satisfaction.

 



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Second Victim

Do you need help dealing with a clinic incident? Second Victim www.secondvictim.co.uk is a website to help all healthcare staff involved in a healthcare incident. This includes seeking help from a consultant you trust, the stages of shock after an incident and support.




  

Too Tired to Drive

Too Tired to Drive Rest Rooms

EKHUFT acknowledges that there are times when our Doctors need a place to rest and recuperate before travelling home after a particularly long or difficult night shift if living a distance away from our hospital sites. To address this we have put in place “Too Tired to Drive Rooms”.

Each site has a flat within the Accommodation Blocks which are a dedicated rest area for Doctors to use if they are too tired to drive home following a night shift. 

This is not overnight accommodation for people in between shifts but is a dedicated rest area to recuperate before travelling home.


  • These rooms are available from 08.00 – 14.00 each day.
  • Each flat has a male room, female room and a unisex room with a bed and a couple of reclining chairs for multiple occupancy. 
  • The Rooms are available at the following locations:

 

WHH- Flat 71 - Block H – First floor

K&CH- Flat 34 - Block 6 - Ground floor

QEQM- Flat 127 - Block 6 - First floor


Access to the rooms for those living a distance away from the hospital sites will be as follows:

  • KCH and WHH – Fob access to the block and the rooms will be allocated during your Trust Induction. 
  • QEQM – Access is allocated on request to the Accommodation Officer Nicola Pope who is onsite within the Accommodation Office from 8am-9am Monday to Friday. 

 

If you do not have access to this room but find yourself needing to use the facilities then emergency use access cards will be available from Reception and can be signed out on a temporary basis. You must present your ID card to sign out an emergency card. 

These facilities are not available to be booked in advance.

If you have any feedback on these facilities please pass it through to your local Accommodation Officer or Medical Education contact.



  

For more information, visit the Health and Well-being section of the Junior Doctor Portal.


The full range of Staff Health and Well-being Resources can be found in the StaffZone.


You can also call 01227 864206 for advice, or email: occupationalhealth.kch@nhs.net