The headquarters of the Wellcome Trust has been transformed into a respite centre for NHS employees who are responding to the coronavirus pandemic at nearby facilities.
The ground floor of the Gibbs Building at 215 Euston Road has been temporarily adapted to offer a safe space for healthcare workers “dealing with a situation most of us can’t begin to imagine”.
An agreement has been reached between the organisation and University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to offer this service while the current lockdown continues.
Healthcare workers are dealing with a situation most of us can’t begin to imagine.
That’s why @wellcometrust is supporting our NHS neighbours in London by turning our offices into a respite centre for @UCLH staff. #ThankYouNHS https://t.co/zsRDqPVgx9
— Wellcome Collection (@ExploreWellcome) April 7, 2020
What’s on offer
The respite centre offers NHS workers the chance to:
- have a change of scene from the hospital
- have a nap
- eat and drink
- get psychological health and wellbeing support
The site will be staffed by volunteers, including some Wellcome staff, and managed by a centre manager and a volunteer manager.