Visiting family and friends on the Inpaitent Unit
Family, friends and carers are welcome to visit after about 10.30am. However, this can be earlier if a patient wishes. At times patients may feel very tired and need a period of quiet and rest. If a patient wants to rest, we will ask visitors to avoid certain times.
Please make sure someone takes full responsibility for the supervision of any children, as there are risks with various pieces of equipment throughout the unit. Pets are welcome to visit if discussed with the nursing team first.
Visitors are free to use the Patients’ Lounge, kitchenette and garden to chat, relax, and socialise. Hot and cold drinks are available and visitors can buy snacks from the vending machine (free for patients). If necessary relatives can remain with a patient overnight.
We take the issue of infection control very seriously and maintain the highest standards of cleanliness. Our nurses have regular up-to-date training and we provide hand-washing facilities and alcohol-based gel for everyone to use.
We ask all visitors to be extra vigilant and ensure their hands are washed properly. We also ask if visitors have a serious infection not to attend the Hospice. All visitors are welcome to use the hand gels, which are placed at each sink or by the door in the cubicles.