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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.

Visitors to all patients 

  • Updated 5/4/21
  • Owing to continuing Scottish Government’s Strategic Framework Level 4 restrictions our visiting has changed. Visiting will be restricted to a maximum of two nominated people from one household for one hour daily from 2pm to 3pm . We are grateful for your cooperation.
  • These visits will be conducted from our patios under gazebos. This will protect your relatives and our staff/volunteers from any transmission of COVID -19 . Please dress for the Scottish weather!
  • Patients are reassessed daily by senior medical and nursing staff and any changes to visiting for your family will be communicated to you daily by our Family Support Team.
  • 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 .
  • Children or grandchildren of our patients are welcome to visit by pre-arrangement. They must wear masks and be accompanied by a parent or guardian

Advice for visitors

  • Any visitors showing signs of COVID-19 should not visit
  • Do not arrive to the hospice unannounced and please check with Nurse in Charge on 01355 202020 prior to visiting
  • All visitors will be asked to have their temperature checked and recorded on arrival
  • Visitors (where possible) should be driven to the hospice by a member of their household.
  • Visitors should avoid using public transport especially after a visit.
  • Visitors must wear full Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) provided to them by hospice at all times (fluid resistant mask, apron, and gloves).
  • All visitors must leave contact details for Test & Protect.
  • Kilbryde Hospice staff recognises that this must be a very difficult time for you. If you need support during or following your visit, then please  ask a member of the nursing staff.
  • Kilbryde Hospice Senior Management Team thank you for your support and cooperation during these challenging times. If you have any questions or concerns, please ask to speak to the nurse in charge of IPU

We completely understand this has been an extremely challenging and trying year for everyone. We wish to make it very clear to those who would engage in any form of abuse or harassment towards our staff; it will not be tolerated. Any visitors who are found to be in breach of any of the guidelines above will be asked to leave the Hospice

Margaret Mary Cowan

Clinical Services Manager

Updated 5/4/21

Contact our team

01355 202020

info@kilbrydehospice.org.uk

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