What support is available at Cottage Hospice?
In response to the current outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Cottage Hospice is being used as a site that provides the same care as on our In-Patient Ward at Pembury – where care is provided by nurses, nursing assistants and hospice support workers. Cottage Hospice is being run as a 'cold' site which means that we will not knowingly admit patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. All patients will be tested for COVID-19 prior to admission. We are taking a 'ring of steel' approach to infection control measures to keep patients safe.
These safety measures mean that patients staying at Cottage Hospice for symptom control or end of life care during the pandemic can have more than one designated visitor, something we know to be very important to patients and families.