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Important update - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Important update - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Thursday 28 May
Updated 3rd August - 16.30pm

We have updated our advice in relation to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. We thank you for your understanding at this most difficult time. 

Our Covid-19 Generic Risk Assessment can be viewed by clicking on the link below:


Visiting patients in Barnsley Hospice during the COVID-19 pandemic
COVID-19 means that having a loved one who is very poorly or even approaching the end of life, is even more distressing than it might otherwise be.

We are continuing to review how we manage people visiting our patients every day. Please be aware that this guidance may change.

Please contact the hospice on 01226 244244 between 10am and Midday for up to date visiting arrangements.

Information for lymphodema patients

In our ongoing attempt to minimise the risk of spreading coronavirus, and to protect our patients and staff, the Lymphoedema Service has been suspended with immediate effect and until further notice. Current patients due an appointment will be contacted once the service resumes. 

We advise you to continue with self management techniques as directed. For further information and resources, please see our Lymphoedema Service page.

Please contact your GP surgery for renewal of current garments as necessary.

Information regarding our Family Team support

The Bereavement Counselling and Support team are here for you with the support you need when you need it.
We provide bereavement counselling and support to families; carers and friends of patients who had been cared for by Barnsley Specialist Palliative Care services both here at the hospice or in the community.
 The patient did not need to have been in the hospice or have received any support from any of the hospice services for you to access this support
Please contact the team on 01226 244244 ext. 267

Guidance on visiting our charity shops

In line with Government guidance, we are putting procedures in place to ensure that we can start to reopen our charity shops in June.

We take the health and safety of our staff, volunteers and customers very seriously, and have implemented measures to ensure our shops comply with social distancing.

These include:
  • Only allowing 2 customers into the shop at any one time
  • 2 metre floor markers to help you navigate around the shop
  • All staff will be wearing PPE 
  • Cough/sneeze guards will be at the tills to keep everyone safe
We rely on your cooperation to ensure we can work safely, without comprising your experience.

Guidance on donating items at the Dodworth Donation Centre

The Dodworth Donation Centre will reopen on 1st June, Monday to Friday from 10am-2pm. Please note we will ONLY be accepting donations of clothing and books.

We kindly ask that you refrain from donating outside of the hours stated above as we won't be able to deal with them/you in a safe and secure way. Thank you for your support and cooperation.

Please note the following:
  • Please separate your items into clothing OR books 
  • Only 1 vehicle allowed in at any one time
  • No mixed bags
  • Please place your donations in the designated area 

Guidance on the reopening of our charity shops

The following shops will reopen on 15 June. Please note that we will not be accepting donations at our shops.
  • Blucher Street - Wednesdays & Saturdays (9am-4pm)
  • Hoyland – Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays (9am-4pm)
  • Penistone - Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays (9am-4pm)
Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to seeing you when it’s safe to reopen. Please keep checking back here for the most up to date guidance on visiting our shops.

Information for our supporters

Please continue to support us. Your donations, however big or small, will enable us to continue to deliver compassionate end-of-life care for our patients.
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