St Catherine’s Hospice – Visitor Arrangements (updated 4th October 2022)
Patients with Covid-19 are permitted visits from 2 named individuals, subject to wearing mask, apron and gloves and not moving through communal areas. We would request that visitors consider their own individual risk of attending. Usual visiting will resume once the person tests negative or on completion of their isolation period. If you are visiting a patient with Covid-19 who is thought to be in their last days of life, visiting arrangements will be discussed with you.
For other visitors, there are no restrictions, and there is no requirement to wear a mask; although we have a supply of masks available should you wish to use them. You will be advised to wear a mask if visiting someone deemed to be at higher risk of developing severe illness from covid-19 infection, principally those on systemic anti-cancer treatments – Chemotherapy and Immunotherapy or if visiting someone with known Covid-19 infection. Universal mask wearing may return should the IPU encounter an outbreak of the infection.
If you are displaying any symptoms of Covid-19 it is important you do not visit the hospice.
We continually review current guidance and will update visiting accordingly. In order to keep patients and staff safe it is imperative that all visitors adhere to this guidance. In the event that this is not followed it may be necessary to make further restrictions. This is not what we would wish for. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.