Woodlands Hospice | Hospice Care for North Liverpool, South Sefton and Kirkby in Knowsely

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COVID-19 Update

Latest Update

Please find the lastest update for all departments of Woodlands Hospice.

latest udpate: October 2020

The safety of our staff, patients and visitors is of paramount importance to Woodlands Hospice. In response to the Government’s easing of lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic we have reviewed and adapted our ways of working to manage the risk to all.

Please read carefully Woodlands Hospice Risk Assessment to familiarise yourself with what to expect when you visit our hospice. 


also please see our Charity Shop Risk Assessment


Inpatient Visiting

Inpatient visiting at the Hospice has been reviewed and is now extended to two hours, from 2.00 to 4.00pm and 6pm - 7pm

On admission, all inpatients are encouraged to identify 2 people as their named visitors who will be able to visit daily during the visiting hours listed above.

All visitors will be issued with protective equipment (face mask, gloves and plastic apron) which they will need to put on before they enter the patient’s room.

Please note:

  • If you, or anyone you live with,  has symptoms  of Covid-19 you must not visit the Hospice – you should stay at home and follow government guidance available from www.­gov.­uk/­government/­publications/­covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance
  • If the patient has a Covid-19 positive diagnosis (or is suspected as having Covid-19 symptoms), in line with Government guidance you will not be able to visit them until they are no longer at risk of passing the virus on to other people. The Doctors and Nurses caring for the patient will advise you when it is safe for you to resume visiting.
  • There are no waiting facilities at the Hospice and social distancing measures are in place at all times.  Please do not arrive early for visiting.

Special arrangements are in place for patients in the last days of life - the doctor or nurse caring for the patient will discuss these arrangements with visitors  as they arise.