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Important update - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Important update - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Thursday 28 May
Updated 28th May - 12.45pm

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

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

During this time of the Covid-19 crisis The Family Team continues to support the families of the patients we have cared for and the ones we are caring for at present.

To make sure we keep people safe we have cancelled all face to face and group support and we are now providing telephone support.

If you would like to speak to us about making a telephone appointment please call 01226 244244 ext. 267, leave a message and a member of the team will contact you to arrange this. 

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