Latest update: 11/02/21
Visiting the Inpatient Unit
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we are currently only able to allow close family members to visit inside the Hospice if a patient is receiving end of life care.
Family members are asked to discuss visiting arrangements directly with staff on the Inpatient Unit at the Hospice by calling 01606 551246. Visitors should not attend the Hospice without first consulting staff.
We realise these restrictions are extremely hard for friends and family as well as the patients themselves, but we hope you understand that we have to follow the government guidance to keep staff and patients safe.
Patients admitted for symptom control or respite care will be asked to organise some form of communication with loved ones before admission eg: whatsapp, FaceTime or phone. We are also now pleased to offer limited time slots for family members to visit their loved one safely using our new patient visiting ‘pod’, which has been constructed off our conservatory and allows family members to speak to their loved one via microphone from the pod, while the patient remains in the conservatory. For more information please speak to a member of the nursing team. Limited time slots of one hour are available.
Please watch this short video in which our Nursing Assistant Michaela explains how the ‘pod’ works:
Day Hospice Services
Unfortunately we are unable to offer face-to-face clinic appointments for patients and carers at this present time, and any existing appointments will be cancelled.
However we will be contacting everyone that has an appointment over the coming weeks and will continue to offer our telephone consultations and our new range of Virtual Services for patients and carers.
Please see our website for more information or feel free to contact the Day Hospice team on 01606 555681.
We thank you for your co-operation and understanding.
If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the Hospice on 01606 551246.