Covid-19 – how you can continue to help us protect patients
“We continue to review our advice in relation to the coronavirus. We thank you for your support and understanding.”
Due to the ongoing risks of Covid-19 transmission, and in line with other healthcare settings, we are keeping our infection prevention measures in place at Barnsley Hospice.
These measures are designed to prevent the spread of the virus among hospice staff, volunteers, patients and families.
At the same time, we are committed to providing specialist compassionate care and supporting families to spend time with loved ones in a safe and supportive environment.
All patients and families are being contacted directly to clarify how our Covid-19 procedures will continue to affect them. Here is an overview of on-going infection control measures:
Lateral flow tests
To help ensure the safety of our patients, staff and volunteers, we kindly ask that all visitors to our inpatient unit provide a negative lateral flow test from the day of your visit. We encourage you to take your test before you arrive at the hospice, but if this is not possible our reception team will provide you with one instead. Please be aware that if you take your test when you arrive at the hospice, you must be prepared to wait 30 minutes for the result. Thank you for helping us to maintain a safe environment at the hospice.
Our counselling, family and bereavement support services, as well as our wellbeing and therapy services for patients, continue to be delivered largely online and over the telephone at present. We are still here to help and you can contact our counselling team on 01226 244244 ext. 267. We are planning for the safe return of hybrid and in-person support services through the relaunch of our day service unit in the near future.
Please contact the hospice reception desk to discuss visiting arrangements and any other queries on 01226 244244.
For information, a summary of our full Covid-19 Generic Risk Assessment can be viewed below: