Coronavirus ( Covid-19) Information
Friday 13th March 2020
In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, we have joined forces with ACCORD Hospice in Paisley, to ensure we can deliver a continuous level of care to patients, families and the community. We have made the temporary, but necessary, decision to consolidate Inpatient care at the ACCORD Hospice site, until the pressures the Coronavirus is causing begin to ease.
In coming together, and working alongside our Health and Social Care colleagues we will be able to provide a robust community team that can support patients with palliative care needs to remain at home, and also provide an enhanced level of support to our local care homes.
For more information, including any impact on our Community Services and referrals, please visit: http://www.svh.co.uk/events-and-news/news/st-vincents-and-accord-hospices-join-forces-to-ensure-continuity-of-care
During this time, we want to assure you that St. Vincent’s Hospice remains open and thank you or all of your support for both Hospices. Please make sure you check back here regularly for more information.
Visiting the Hospice
As our Inpatient services have temporarily been relocated to ACCORD Hospice, we would advise anyone with any questions or concerns, to please call: 01505 705 635.
If you have an enquiry that is non-clinical and non-urgent, please email Info@svh.co.uk and we will be back in touch as quickly as possible.
We understand that this may place added stress on you and your loved ones during a difficult time, but in the interest of the safety of our patients and staff, would ask that only immediate family visit at this time.
Our Day Hospice service will be cancelled from Monday 16 March. Patients will be contacted weekly by telephone by a staff member from the Day Hospice Team.
In the case of a home visit by the Clinical Nurse Specialist, or other member of the team, patients will be risk assessed, via telephone screening, to determine if a visit is required. If this is not appropriate, telephone support will be offered.
Medical Outpatients and Home Visits
Patients will be risk assessed, via telephone screening , to determine whether they should still attend the clinic, be visited at home by the hospice doctor, or be offered telephone support .
All counselling services at the hospice will be provided by telephone.
Will be suspended in the interim.
As a precaution to protect the wellbeing of our volunteers, staff, patients and the wider community, we have temporarily closed our Hospice Shops to protect our patients, staff, volunteers and the wider community.
We are forever grateful to our amazing volunteers who work so hard for us, and wish to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued and valued support!
For up to date information and guidance, as well as a handy FAQ, please go to:
NHS Inform: https://www.nhsinform.scot/
For the latest updates from the Scottish Government https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/
If you are concerned you may have contracted Coronavirus, please check NHS Inform as soon as possible.