Coronavirus

Help us to protect our patients.
Here at The Prince of Wales Hospice, the safety and welfare of  our patients, visitors, staff and volunteers is of paramount importance. We are continuing to monitor and adhere to government advice on coronavirus (COVID-19) and have put measures in place accordingly.We care for people with a life-limiting illness, which means that they have a weakened immune system, with many also being elderly. Symptoms of coronavirus are more severe in this category of people.

Advice for visiting the Hospice:

We are sorry to announce we are currently not allowing any visitors to the Hospice.

We realise that such restrictions may be upsetting for our patients and their loved ones, but in these unprecedented times we are having to introduce drastic measures in order to protect our patients, visitors and staff. We will be making electronic tablet devices available to allow patients to stay in contact with their loved ones. We will continue to review the restrictions regularly and will relax them as soon as we can do so safely.

Any exceptions to the above restrictions must be agreed in advance by Nurse Manager. the Nurse in Charge can be contacted on 01977 781455.

To stay up to date: Please check this guidance  If you have any concerns about your potential exposure to the coronavirus infection, you should contact 111.

There are simple but effective ways to stop the spread of the virus;
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin immediately
  • wash your hands with soap and water often – use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  •  try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
  •  do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.
 
Thank you for your understanding.
 
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