Please find the lastest update for all departments of Woodlands Hospice.
latest update: 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.
The hospice has updated its inpatient visiting arrangements and visiting hours will only take place between 2.00 - 4.00 pm daily.
On admission to the inpatient unit each patient will be asked to identify two people to be their nominated visitors for the duration of their stay. Provided the patient does not have a Covid-19 positive diagnosis, and is not suspected as having Covid-19 symptoms, they will be able to receive a visit from one or both of these people daily between 2.00 and 4.00pm.
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.
- 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.