Advice regarding Covid-19

Advice for visitors to Cynthia Spencer Hospice

26th March 2020 - In response to the continuing crisis with the Covid-19 outbreak, Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust have had to put additional measures in place affecting visiting to protect our patients:

Visiting update 26 mar

For those patients who are in the last days of life, we will review this policy on a daily basis however we must emphasise a maximium of 2 visitors will be allowed at the bedside at any one time and we ask families to ensure they adhere to this. 

If you are visiting the hospice, we please ask you to adhere to the following:

  • All communal areas in the hospice are out of bounds and we ask relatives not to congregate inside the unit
  • If more than 2 visitors are attending the unit, those not visiting are asked to please remain outside.  Please ensure you maintain the distance of 2 metres from each other and you frequently wash your hands
  • According to latest guidance children under 12 are not allowed to visit

Please click this link for ways you can Keep in touch with your loved one virtually


16th March 2020 - In response to the Covid-19 outbreak, Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust have put in measures to protect our patients:

Protecting our patients

Advice to patients 

Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust also advise that patients receiving care from the following services will be contacted individually to explore future arrangements. :

  • Lymphoedema 
  • Wellbeing  
  • Community team 
  • Medical outpatients

Patients can still contact the service and someone will call them back and discuss their symptoms with them. 

Advice to fundraisers and donors

On behalf of the hospice and fundraising teams could we please ask fundraisers and donors to refrain from arriving at the hospice unannounced . It may be better during this period that you instead visit our Fundraising Office and Donation Station at:

Pondwood House

Pondwood Close

Moulton Park



or contact the fundraising team on 01604 973340. Our offices and donation station are open Monday to Friday from 9am until 5pm and we will advise of any changes to this as soon as we are able.