Introducing ‘The Bolthole’ communal staff room…

The new communal staff room ‘The Bolthole’ was officially opened at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton in May. The staff room was funded by generous public donations to the BSUH Charity ‘Help BSUH Hospitals Fight Covid-19’ campaign, and was brought to life in partnership with the Health and Wellbeing team.

Faye Heffernan, Engagement, Health and Wellbeing Manager was joined by Chief Nurse Carolyn Morrice at the opening, along with other team members. Carolyn said: “It’s fantastic that we’ve been able to provide this lovely new rest space, which will be enjoyed by both clinical and support staff. We are so grateful to the local community whose wonderful support helped us to create this space – thank you.”

Congratulations to Harriet Gould from Cardiac Rehabilitation, who won the competition to name the room!

The room will also play host to a team from Project Wingman. Project Wingman is a charity run by airline pilots and crew, and they support frontline workers over a cup of tea, sharing experiences of working in a high pressured environment.

We hope staff are able to use this lovely new space for a moment’s rest, to share a cuppa with a colleague or enjoy a tasty home-made lunch.

We are so grateful to everyone who has donated to this campaign – support from the community has been incredible. Thank you.