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  allowing visitors to patients who are on the  End of Life Care Plan, who are not presenting any Covid-19 symptoms, with the following limitations:
  • There is a maximum of two nominated visitors per patient, whose contact details will be on a list at reception.
  • Visiting will be restricted to one hour per day, 2pm-3pm
  • Visitors must be well with no fever,cough  and not suffering from anosmia (a loss of smell/taste).If they live with anyone who is self-isolating they will not be allowed to visit.
  • Visitors must wear PPE forthe duration of the visit which will be provided by the Hospice.
  • Visitors must phone Incare prior to each visit where they will be asked screening questions. Visitors must present at reception where they will be screened again.
  • Visitors must then proceed directly to the patients room.
  • Visitors must remain in the patients room, they are not allowed to walk around the ward.
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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