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Coronavirus ( Covid-19) Information

Friday 13th March 2020

 

Visiting The Hospice

 

 

Please read this information carefully about the visiting arrangements we currently have in place here at the Hospice.

During the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, we have had to put in place a number of measures to protect our patients, their families and our staff.

Regrettably, we have had to place restrictions on the numbers of people who can come into the hospice and the length of time for visiting.

We have regularly reviewed our initial arrangements in line with updated Scottish Government guidance.

Update following receipt of Government Letter on 08/09/20 regarding restriction in Glasgow City, East Renfrewshire, West Dunbartonshire, East Dunbartonshire and Renfrewshire.

From midnight on the 7th September 2020, the Scottish Government have placed a number of local restrictions in Renfrewshire and the surrounding areas. As part of this process, restrictions have been re-introduced on hospital visiting and this has been extended to facilities such as hospices. 

This has meant that, with immediate effect, Inpatient visiting at the hospice has been restricted to essential visits only. As a Hospice, an essential visit would primarily be deemed for someone who is receiving end of life care.

We understand that this situation will be very difficult for everyone concerned and please be assured that we will be closely monitoring any updates on this situation coming from Scottish Government.

We are putting in place alternative ways for you to keep in contact with your family member e.g. by phone or tablet. Please do not hesitate to contact the Hospice on 01505 705635 if you have any questions.

Community Services

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 .

Counselling Services

All counselling services at the hospice will be provided by telephone.

Complementary Therapy

Will be suspended in the interim.

Our Shops

We have now begun the phased reopening of our shops in the community, with new health and safety procedures now in place. Please click here for more info.

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.

 

Coronavirus ( Covid-19) Information