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COVID-Well: Evaluation of the Implementation of Supported Wellbeing Centres for Hospital Employees during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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School of Health Sciences, University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2HA, UK
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NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre, Nottingham NG7 2UH, UK
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Human Resources, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham NG7 2UH, UK
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Clinical Psychology Department, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham NG7 2UH, UK
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Nursing and Midwifery, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham NG7 2UH, UK
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(24), 9401; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17249401
Received: 12 November 2020 / Revised: 9 December 2020 / Accepted: 10 December 2020 / Published: 15 December 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Workplace Health and Wellbeing 2020)
Supported Wellbeing Centres have been set up in UK hospital trusts in an effort to mitigate the psychological impact of COVID-19 on healthcare workers, although the extent to which these are utilised and the barriers and facilitators to access are not known. The aim of the study was to determine facility usage and gather insight into employee wellbeing and the views of employees towards this provision. The study included (i) 17-week service use monitoring, (ii) employee online survey with measures of wellbeing, job stressfulness, presenteeism, turnover intentions, job satisfaction, and work engagement, as well as barriers and facilitators to accessing the Wellbeing Centres. Over 17 weeks, 14,934 facility visits were recorded across two sites (peak attendance in single week n = 2605). Facilities were highly valued, but the service model was resource intensive with 134 wellbeing buddies supporting the centres in pairs. 819 hospital employees completed an online survey (88% female; 37.7% working in COVID-19 high risk areas; 52.4% frontline workers; 55.2% had accessed a wellbeing centre). There was moderate-to-high job stress (62.9%), low wellbeing (26.1%), presenteeism (68%), and intentions to leave (31.6%). Wellbeing was higher in those that accessed a wellbeing centre. Work engagement and job satisfaction were high. Healthcare organisations are urged to mobilise access to high-quality rest spaces and psychological first aid, but this should be localised and diversified. Strategies to address presenteeism and staff retention should be prioritised, and the high dedication of healthcare workers should be recognised. View Full-Text
Keywords: COVID-19; pandemic; psychological wellbeing; mental health; wobble rooms; wellbeing centres COVID-19; pandemic; psychological wellbeing; mental health; wobble rooms; wellbeing centres
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Blake, H.; Yildirim, M.; Wood, B.; Knowles, S.; Mancini, H.; Coyne, E.; Cooper, J. COVID-Well: Evaluation of the Implementation of Supported Wellbeing Centres for Hospital Employees during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 9401. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17249401

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Blake H, Yildirim M, Wood B, Knowles S, Mancini H, Coyne E, Cooper J. COVID-Well: Evaluation of the Implementation of Supported Wellbeing Centres for Hospital Employees during the COVID-19 Pandemic. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(24):9401. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17249401

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Blake, Holly; Yildirim, Mehmet; Wood, Ben; Knowles, Steph; Mancini, Helen; Coyne, Emma; Cooper, Joanne. 2020. "COVID-Well: Evaluation of the Implementation of Supported Wellbeing Centres for Hospital Employees during the COVID-19 Pandemic" Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 17, no. 24: 9401. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17249401

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