Advice for visiting the hospice
Updated 26 May 2022
The priority during the COVID-19 pandemic is to protect our patients, their families and our staff.
We recognise this is a very challenging time for you and your loved one and we will consider carefully exceptional circumstances while remaining vigilant.
We are still open and continue to follow some restrictions to visiting to ensure patients and our team are protected.
Under the guidance of local public health teams, there are some restrictions still in place:
- Visiting appointments must be booked. Please read the below information on how to do this.
- There are no limits to how many visitors a patient can have throughout the day, but will remain at 2 per visit maximum for indoors.
- For outdoor visits in the garden, a patient can have up to 5 visitors at one time.
- Visits can occur after the patient has tested negative for COVID-19 on day one of their admission.
- It is not mandatory for visitors to complete lateral flow tests before attending, but we encourage you to do so.
Whilst visiting, you are required to follow the provided instructions and wear the PPE provided. The below will be explained to you when you visit the hospice.
These safety precautions have been implemented to keep all of our patients, staff and visitors as safe as possible.
We need to advise you that by entering a clinical area you are at higher risk of environmental exposure to COVID-19 infection and that you also present a risk of bringing infection to our patients who are some of the most vulnerable in our population.