Coronavirus – Visiting Restrictions

Visiting the hospice (from Friday 1st April 2022):

As a provider of end of life hospice care, the safety of our staff and vulnerable patients remains paramount and we will continue to do everything we can to protect them while facilitating a safe environment for them to spend valuable time with their loved ones. 

  • Visitors must have their temperature taken on arrival and will be asked if they have Covid or any symptoms of Covid.
  • Each patient is allowed two adults, plus one child, between the hours of 2pm and 7pm.
  • Visitors can change over during these visiting times providing the maximum number of people inside the hospice remains at two adults and one child. If a patient is imminently dying, any two visitors can be present for any length of time.
  • We ask visitor(s) to use the hand sanitizer on entering the premises.
  • Aprons, gloves and masks will be issued and must be worn for the duration of the visit.
  • Visitor(s) will not be allowed to leave the patients room. If a nurse is needed they may use the nurse call bell.
  • Visitor(s) will only be able to use the patient’s own toilet.
  • Visitor(s) are allowed to bring in their own refreshments, if required, and to take away any containers.
  • Access to all other clinical areas of the hospice are restricted to essential staff.
  • If a patient wishes to go into the grounds with their visitor, both patient and visitor(s) must wear a mask and avoid stopping in the ward area when leaving and returning to the patient’s room. They must also stay away from other patients/visitors in the hospice grounds.

DO NOT VISIT THE HOSPICE:

If you or anyone in your household has Covid, or has symptoms of Covid.

Stay at home and self-isolate.

New Admissions

We will continue to assess patients prior to admission to ensure we do not admit patients with COVID-19.

For the latest information and advice, please visit:

Gov.uk - https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/
NHS - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/