Advice regarding Covid-19

COVID-19 Update

Update to visiting restrictions – 14th March 2022

  • Visitors are reminded that whilst restrictions in general have been lifted, within the NHS, wearing of masks is mandatory, handwashing and social distancing continue
  • Visitors are required to complete lateral flow tests prior to visiting, this remains a government requirement for visiting in the NHS
  • A maximum of 2 visitors at the patients bed side at any one time, the restriction on how many different visitors patients can see has been lifted (but remember all visitors are required to complete lateral flow tests)
  • Visiting is possible between 10am-1pm and 3pm-8pm
  • There is an expectation for a nominated person to coordinate who is visiting on which days
  • Visitors are recommended not to stay for longer than 4 hours
  • Visitors are no longer required to book in with the Hospice
  • A visitors signing in book is available on the front reception or at the nurses station when reception is closed
  • We continue to have no waiting areas inside the Hospice for relatives to meet
  • At this time we do not have a relatives bedroom to accommodate overnight stays, but we are working on reintroducing this once the room can be used for this purpose
  • Visitors are reminded that the MUST wear the fluid resistant masks provided in reception, refusal to wear a mask will result in visitors being turned away

Charity COVID Risk Assessment

In line with sound Health and Safety practices we have undertaken a COVID-19 risk assessment, taking into account how we operate whilst continuing to maintain the safety and well-being of our employees, supporters, suppliers and others involved in our day-to-day activities. Our assessment for our Donation Station and Fundraising office is available here and will be reviewed on a regular basis in light of new guidance and any feedback from relevant stakeholders.