The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Calm Rooms / Chapels / Quiet Areas / Prayer Rooms / Rest Rooms

Calm rooms

The LTHT Calm Rooms are to provide quiet areas where staff can spend a few moments away to process their thoughts, find a sense of calm, reflect and recharge.

To ensure the rooms are a safe and welcoming space for all staff we ask that you please adhere to the following guidelines when using them:

  • Wash your hands using the sinks/ hand sanitizer provided upon entering and before leaving the room.
  • The usual social distancing measures should be observed in this room. Please ensure you are sitting/standing at least 2 meters away from others.
  • Please do not remove any laminated resources from the room (but feel free to take any leaflets in the room).
  • Please be considerate of others using the Calm Room. These are designated quiet areas to provide staff with a moment of quiet and calm. Please respect others who may also be using the area for this purpose.

 Further information and resources to support you setting up a care room can be found here.

 Staff Rest Rooms

We would like to ensure that all of our clinical staff have somewhere to relax, in comfort, throughout the pandemic.  The Junior Doctor Mess areas have been widened for use by all patient-facing staff during their breaks. 

Staff can rest, rehydrate and refuel, with a plentiful supply of tea, coffee and toast!  Microwave facilities are also available. Please ensure the equipment in these rooms is cared for, and the facilities are left clean for use by others. Look after yourselves and each other.

Directions for each staff area can be found on the intranet.

Reopening of chapels, quiet rooms and prayer space.

Update as of 10/12/2020

Prayer rooms open for Jumua’h/Muslim Friday prayers

We are pleased to announce that from Friday 11 December, Jumua’h/Muslim Friday prayers will resume at the LGI Muslim Prayer Room and the Faith Centre, Bexley Wing at 12:45 and 13:10 on both sites.

Information on other faiths will follow in due course.

We want to keep everyone safe whilst praying. To ensure that we don’t inadvertently spread the Covid-19 virus the following conditions need to be met, failure to do so may mean that prayers would be suspended.

There are limited numbers for each prayer time. You must book via by noon on the Thursday of that week stating which time and which site you would refer. Please also include a contact number for track and trace (these are stored confidentially and destroyed after the time laid down by national guidance). Booking after this time is not possible. Please only attend if you have a confirmation email and have given the Test and Trace information. 

  • Please report to the steward at the door and be checked in.
  • IPC must be followed at all times; including 2m distance at all times, gelling hands on entry and exit from the rooms, wearing a face mask, using your own prayer mat or a paper one.
  • We regret we cannot take telephone bookings.

For further details please contact Mufti Mohammed Zubair Butt, Muslim Chaplain on extension 64160.



With the support of colleagues in Estates and Facilities, it has been decided to re-open some of the quiet and prayer rooms and chapels in a safe and limited manner for reflection and personal prayer.

All the spaces are open to everyone, whatever your faith or belief and whether your beliefs are religious or non-religious, as places to recharge and reflect.

To achieve the reopening we’re asking people to support the following principles:

  • Each space has a limit on the number of people - clearly displayed at the door
  • Prayer or reflection must be individual - no services or group prayers are possible
  • In the chapels please use only spaces marked with a tick
  • Please do not use mobile phones so the space is quiet for those seeking peace and calm
  • Please do not eat or drink in the spaces
  • Notify the chaplaincy if there are any cleaning needs or concerns with the spaces

We’ve reopened the following (please call x 65935 if you need the access code to a room):

St James’s Hospital

Trust HQ basement prayer room

Faith Centre - Level 1 Bexley Wing

St James’ Chapel - near the roundabout

NB: Level 4 Gledhow prayer room remains closed.

Chapel Allerton Hospital

Chapel - Third floor

Leeds General Infirmary

St Luke’s Chapel - B Floor, Old hospital site

Clarendon Wing - B Floor  

Muslim Prayer room - B Floor, Old hospital site

NB: E Floor Jubilee and L6 Critical Care quiet rooms remain closed.

Our chaplains are available 24 hours a day to support patients, relatives and staff in an emergency via the switchboard, whatever a person’s faith or belief. They have been fit tested and can visit where needed. Non-urgent referrals or calls should be made via extension 65935 or