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Environmental wellbeing

What surrounds us each day can impact our sense of wellbeing. It is, therefore, important to ensure that our physical environment is suitable, pleasant, stimulating and safe.

This page contains resources available to all staff that can contribute to creating a physical environment that promotes a positive sense of environmental wellbeing.

Charity support

Oxford Hospitals Charity supports our people, patients and their families, and has developed initiatives, such as enhancing existing staff rooms, to help improve your environmental wellbeing at work.

Contact Oxford Hospitals Charity if you have ideas about how the charity can support staff and patients in your area.


Rest areas

Take regular breaks as part of looking after your wellbeing - there are rest areas across the Trust, along with staff rooms and the Restaurant at the Horton for staff to use.

We recognise that these spaces are really appreciated by our people. If you have space in your area we could convert into a rest area, Oxford Hospitals Charity can help transform it to meet your wellbeing needs.



For some of us, making safe and comfortable living arrangements can be a challenge for a number of reasons. We have looked at how we can support you with specific accommodation arrangements, so if you need assistance please contact the Accommodation Office.


Travel and parking

Please visit our COVID-19 Staff FAQs area.

If you rely on public transport, please contact our Car Parking Offices for advice on available discounts:

Please also visit Commuting to work

Remote working

We have created some helpful guides for staff who are working from home.

IM&T Support

IM&T Service Desk: 22822 (internal number)

Infection Prevention and Control

Our Infection Prevention and Control team is based across all our sites to work with you to keep you safe at work, through guidance and training and through consulting on situations that occur.

The team focus includes the safe and effective use and disposal of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), general hygiene measures such as hand washing, fit testing for respiration masks and helping staff meet Infection Control learning and development needs.

For further information please contact one of the service leads:

Tel: 01865 220881 / 221976

OUH Green Plan

We are committed to driving sustainable development across the Trust to enable us to deliver high quality care and make the best use of our resources.

Our OUH Green Plan, Building a Greener OUH 2022-2027, sets out how we aim to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2040 - in line with NHS England's carbon neutral target - so that we can reduce our carbon footprint, minimise waste and provide sustainable healthcare to secure better health for future generations.

Building a Greener OUH 2022-2027 (pdf)

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Last reviewed:11 November 2022