Free emergency period products available to our staff
Emergency period products are now available free of charge in designated locations across the Trust for staff to use when in need.
Selina Dundas, Acting Chief People Officer, said: “We hope that these products will be helpful for colleagues who have run out of period products while at work. Periods are a normal part of life and providing free period products for emergency situations can make a big difference to our staff’s comfort and wellbeing.”
The new pilot has been funded from a health and wellbeing grant from Mid and South Essex Hospitals Charity and in partnership with ethical period care brand TOTM.
A range of organic and sustainably produced tampons and sanitary pads can be found in the following designated locations:
- Basildon Hospital: Ground floor toilet, Education Centre, CTC Level D Training Room toilet, and The Staff Wellbeing Hub.
- Broomfield Hospital: Ground floor toilet, Warner Library and Medical Academic Unit, and The Staff Wellbeing Hub.
- Southend Hospital: Ground floor toilet, Education Centre and The Staff Wellbeing Hub.
Additional provision has been made for colleagues working in theatres, and a supply of products will also be available from our satellite sites.