It is important that staff have an area away from their very busy work where they can drop in to relax and recharge, as well as have access to a hot drink and biscuit.  The Hexagon has therefore been repurposed as a drop-in staff sanctuary.

Opening times are as follows;

  • 07:00 to 22:00 – Monday to Friday
  • 08:00 to 22:00 – Saturday and Sunday

All food and drink served within the staff sanctuary is to be consumed within the staff sanctuary.

Staff are asked to remain mindful at all times of the guidance around social distancing and maintaining good hygiene practices.

The sanctuary is not:

  • A meeting venue – please respect your colleagues desire to get away from work
  • A filling station – please don’t refill your flask  or take biscuits for those attending away with you

Frank Lee Leisure and Fitness is now reopen with new opening times. Please visit the Frank Lee website for full opening times. Shower and changing facilities remain open for ALL staff without charge.

Free tea and coffee will be available at all times when the staff sanctuary is open. You do not need to be a Frank Lee member to visit the staff sanctuary.

The Trust is mindful of the Government messaging around closure of social spaces and we support this. The staff sanctuary is not social space. It is a place to get away from the direct hospital environment when it is possible for staff to do so.

Updated information for Sanctuary users from 01 September

  •  Sanctuary remains open 07.00-22.00 Monday to Friday and 08.00-22.00 at weekends
  • Sanctuary space to include Frank Lee Bar areas from 1st September until 16.00 weekdays and during Sanctuary opening times at weekends.
  • Frank Lee Bar open 12.00-14.00 Monday to Friday (No alcohol sold during lunchtime service. Soft drinks are available) Bar closed at weekends
  • Bar open 17.00-23.00 Monday to Thursday and 16.00-23.00 on Fridays (alcoholic drinks available during these times only)
  • Free tea, coffee and water continues in Sanctuary
  • Any staff that are not Frank Lee members wishing to access bar/food during evening bar opening times to pay the usual £1 entry fee via Frank Lee reception.
  • No uniforms in Bar area after 16.00 weekdays.