COVID-19 Visiting Guidelines
In accordance with Public Health Scotland, Kilbryde Hospice has introduced visiting guidelines. This is to protect our patients, volunteers and staff whilst ensuring people receive the care they need. We apologise for any distress this causes. Hospice senior nursing and medical staff are continually monitoring Scottish Government guidance and will adjust the visiting guidelines accordingly. In addition to the following guidelines, Kilbryde Hospice staff will risk assess each individual patient and their situation and adjust visiting arrangements when required.
Prior to visiting
- If you are displaying symptoms of Covid 19 or have tested positive please do not visit the Hospice until your period of self-isolation is complete
- Please call the Hospice on 01355 202020 to make arrangements in advance. Ask to speak to nurse in charge
- Do not arrive at Hospice unannounced
Visitors to all patients
- All patients will be allowed 1-2 nominated visitors from the same household during their stay at the Hospice based on an individual risk assessment
- Visiting will take place between daily from 2-4pm and 7-8pm
- All visitors will wear personal protective equipment e.g. face masks, aprons and gloves
- All visitors must practice physical distancing from staff and other visitors.
- Visitors will be asked to either leave the room or move 2 metres away from staff when they enter the room to provide or monitor care
- Any visitors not adhering to these guidelines may have visiting rights withheld
Patients with confirmed or suspected COVID 19
- All of the above guidelines are likely to apply
- Visitors of patients who are suspected or confirmed as having COVID-19 should call to speak to the nurse in charge to discuss options for visiting.
Nursing or medical staff are happy to provide updates on a patient’s condition via telephone at a convenient time. The Clinical Team are happy to support patients to keep in touch with those who are unable to visit via; phone / Face Time / WhatsApp on their own devices to maintain communication with their loved ones.