Patients on the In-Patient Ward and at Cottage Hospice may have up to three visitors at one time. Patients are tested on admission and regularly during their stay, with visitors asked to take an LFT prior to visiting. Visitors are asked to wear a Surgical Mask when in our clinical areas, and everyone continues to wear face coverings whilst commuting through the building.
Reception in the Pembury Building will reopen on Monday 7th March – visitors to the ward are being welcomed via the side entrance in the mean time. Living Well will reopen on Monday 14th March in-person in the Pembury building.
Hospice Outreach Service is operating as normal, supporting patients via telephone calls and visits. The Counselling & Support Service is offering counselling via video and telephone calls and will resume face to face sessions from 4th April.
We have a robust plan in place to help and support patients or family members exhibiting symptoms of COVID and are providing our workforce with protective equipment as required. Regular asymptomatic testing is available for the whole workforce and testing is available for staff, volunteers, patients and those important to them if needed.
All of our Charity Shops are open. Staff and volunteers in our charity shops continue to wear face coverings, and we kindly ask customers to continue wearing face coverings too.
Last Updated: 28/02/2020