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Nook has delivered its acoustic, autism certified wellness pods for free to hospitals across the UK and Netherlands to offer hard-working frontline staff a place to recharge, refocus and recuperate during tiring shifts.
Nook pods are specifically designed to create a sense of calm and wellbeing through clever acoustics and intelligent design and are typically used as havens of quiet in open-plan offices or at large conferences and events. Due to the postponement of business events and the temporary closure of workspaces, the company has made its wellbeing focused pods available to NHS sites throughout the UK and Dutch Hospitals throughout the Netherlands.
The Nook pods have so far been sent to support the staff at Savernake Hospital in Marlborough, to Warminster, Chippenham and Trowbridge community hospitals, and to Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital, as well as to Reinier De Graaf Hospital in Delft, Sint Maartens Kliniek and CMZ Hospital, both in Nijmegen, UMC Hospital Utrecht and Rijnstate in Arnhem. All were delivered free of charge by Nook delivery partner PlusCrates Ltd in the UK and Huisman Transport BV in the Netherlands.
The Nooks are on sturdy, lockable castors which enable them to be easily wheeled to the most useful and appropriate location at any site, or moved around to adapt to various uses over time.
Hanna Mansell, Head of People at Wiltshire Health and Care who was responsible for overseeing the placements across the four Wiltshire sites comments: “We’re so grateful to Nook for providing us with these pods. They’re proving very popular amongst staff during busy shifts as a place to chill out for a few moments and take some quiet time. The wellbeing of staff is very important – particularly at this time – and the Nooks are going to play an important role.”
David O’Coimin – CEO of Nook – comments: “The very origin of Nook centres on wellbeing – we designed Nooks to be havens of calm for introverts and those on the spectrum. Right now, NHS nurses and other medical staff are being rushed off their feet, and we just wanted to offer any help we could.
“We hope our pods can provide a place to sit, relax and recharge – even a mindful five minutes amongst the hustle of the frontline. It’s important that we take care of these incredible people and vital workers and that they know they are valued and have the respect of the nation.”
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