Sleep Pods

Royal Preston Hospital, Lancashire

Client: Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Value: £ Undisclosed

FWP designed state-of-the-art pods to enable the front line staff to catch up on much-needed sleep after long shifts. The pods will offer clinical staff at Royal Preston Hospital a peaceful and relaxing space before either returning to work or driving home safely.

The pods, which were an idea suggested via a staff survey and championed by Lancashire Teaching Hospital staff governor Anneen Carlisle, are part of wider rest and recuperation improvements aimed at supporting staff wellbeing.

Their creation has been made possible thanks to a £250,000 donation from Lancashire-based family business James Hall & Company.

As well as sleep pods, the project includes a kitchen, new female changing, including a breastfeeding room for nursing staff, toilets and shower facilities.