12 days of Christmas Kindness: four areas of rest developed

Thanks to your donations you have supported our staff wellbeing in a variety of ways across our hospitals at Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.

  1. The Pods

SASH colleagues now have the option to sit outside in a variety of weather thanks to the sheltered Pods and benches outside for the warmer seasons.

Hear directly from a our SASH colleagues who use the Pods daily for a little escapism within natural surroundings.


2) Staff room enhancements across 14 departments in our satellite sites

Staff rooms are in the process of being developed at the Earlswood Centre, Caterham Dene, Horsham and Crawley hospital. All the items and developments made have been guided by the teams themselves to boost morale.

The areas we have supported are:

  • Crawley OPD 1
  • Crawley OPD 2
  • Crawley EME
  • Crawley Midwifery
  • Crawley Diagnostic Imaging
  • Crawley Women’s Centre
  • Crawley Comet ward
  • Crawley HSDU
  • Crawley Paediatric OPD
  • Horsham OPD
  • Horsham Diagnostic Imaging
  • Horsham Midwifery
  • Horsham Diagnostic Imaging
  • Caterham Dene X-Ray

3) Three Arches restaurant being open for longer

The restaurant at East Surrey Hospital is a place for staff to have a warm meal on their breaks and a place to come to for some much needed rest from a busy shift. We are in the process of ensuring that the Three Arches restaurant will be open 24 hours a day, so that our staff can have a place to go to, no matter the hour of the day. Your donations will help this become a reality for our staff to enjoy.

4) Wellbeing room open 24/7

Our wellbeing room provides the opportunity for members of staff to feel a little pampered through the use of our massage chairs or shoulder massagers; whilst creating other recreational opportunities to unwind and play a game or just a place to sit and reflect in a peaceful zone.


24/7 wellbeing room

To create more moments to support those in need at SASH please text 12NHS to donate £12 this Christmas to 70085  (text costs £12 + one standard message) – Thank you.