How a doctor boosted morale with instant coffee

A redesign left anaesthetists in a UK hospital with no kettle, nowhere to sit and no coffee

A UK doctor has described how an act as simple as reinstituting a coffee room boosted morale among anaesthetists while raising funds for charity. 

When anaesthetist Dr Richard Griffiths, of Peterborough City Hospital, in England’s Midlands, worked as a registrar at the hospital, there was a coffee room — of sorts. 

It was a department office that doubled as somewhere for colleagues to meet and drink coffee that was filtered, strong but kept regularly topped up, he described in a BMJ blog.

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