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COVID-19 Updated patient visiting guidance – 14/01/21

Ardgowan Hospice

COVID-19 Updated patient visiting guidance – 14/01/21

Visitor access to the Hospice is currently restricted to protect those in our care and in our workforce.  We regularly review this in line with changing Government requirements.

Currently our In-Patients may have two named visitors from one household (who must be the same named visitors each time). Visitors will be asked to provide contact details prior to entering the In-Patient Unit to comply with NHS Test and Trace. Visitors will also be required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) and wash their hands or use hand gel regularly. The nursing team will advise on this.

The two named visitors can stay as long as they wish between 3pm and 4.30pm but for only one visit per day and each visitor cannot come and go.

When the patient’s condition deteriorates such that we anticipate they may be ill enough to die, our medical and nursing team will review the individual circumstances of each family; where we may be able to support up to a maximum of four visitors for longer visits. These must be the same four named visitors, however for space and social distancing reasons only two visitors can be in a patient’s room at the same time. Please talk to our staff for further information.

We appreciate that this is a very difficult situation and we are doing our best to accommodate individual needs.

It is essential that anyone who is feeling unwell, particularly with a high temperature, a new continuous cough or a loss of smell or taste (anosmia) DOES NOT VISIT THE HOSPICE.

Please review the latest government advice on what you should do.

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