Coronavirus: Update 25th March

Date Published: 25th March 2020

Our focus remains on the safety and well being of our patients, staff, volunteers and supporters, whilst continuing to provide vital services to local people who have a terminal illness.

Today, we have introduced further changes to protect the most vulnerable we are caring for.

Visitors

We understand that this is a difficult time for families who have loved ones staying with us, but we are bringing in these changes to protect our patients, staff and other visitors.

We are asking 2 key identified visitors (the same people) to visit loved ones. Unfortunately at this time, we can't have children visiting. We are also asking for you to keep your visit to 1 hour per day, unless your loved one is receiving end of life care. 

When coming to Teesside Hospice, please don't gather at the entrance, or in the car park, and maintain social distancing (at least 2 meters apart) at all times. 

If you are unwell, or have symptoms of high temperate, cough or breathing difficulties please don't visit our hospice until you have the all clear. 

All visitors are kindly reminded to use the hand washing facilities before entering the Inpatient Unit.

Staying with us on the Inpatient Unit

During the Coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic we will be following guidance to prioritise admissions to our Inpatient Unit, and protect those already staying with us. 

The guidance is available here

We will constantly be reviewing this and updating our information. 


If you have any questions, please ask and we will be happy to help.

Thank you for your understanding. 


Where can I go for further information?

NHS UK: www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

GOV UK:  www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

Public Health England:   https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/01/23/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/

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