Latest update: 18/07/22

We appreciate how much you want to spend time with your loved one and will do all we can to make this possible. However, we must ensure the ongoing safety of our patients, staff and visitors, and we appreciate your understanding and co-operation.

Please DO NOT visit the Hospice if either yourself or anyone in your household has signs of COVID-19 (cough, and/or high temperature, and/or loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell).

Visiting

  • Visitors are restricted to 4 per patient at any one time. Visits can last any length of time and take place at any time of the day between the hours of 10.30am and 8pm. An appointment is NOT required. Please be aware that we have protected patient meal times from 12noon-1pm and 5pm-6pm, so please refrain from visiting during these times.
  • PPE – gloves, mask and aprons must be worn at all times (unless you are exempt from wearing a mask. You will be asked to show evidence).
  • We are able to provide food to relatives and visitors of patients receiving end of life care only. Please speak to a member of the nursing team.
  • Tea and coffee making facilities are available in the patient/relatives’ kitchen on the Inpatient Unit.
  • Toilet facilities are available.
  • Children are welcome to visit inside the Hospice.
  • During the medication rounds nursing staff will wear a red “Do not disturb” tabard – please refrain from distracting our nurses while they deal with medications. Staff are available at any other time to answer any questions you may have.

Visits for someone in their final few days of life

  • For any patients who are deemed to be in their final days/hours of life we can allow small numbers of close family, including children, to be at the bedside throughout. Details will be discussed at the time.

Thank you for your understanding. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to speak to a member of the nursing staff. Thank you.