Visitor access to our hospices is restricted to protect those in our care and our workforce. Although the government have relaxed restrictions we are asking you to respect our guidance for our hospice environment.
Visiting the hospices during Covid-19
Can I visit a patient at the hospice?
Only two people at a time to visit the patient. Rotating for shorter visits is advised.
In immediate end of life situations and at the discretion of the nurse in charge additional visitors might be able to come in for short visits – please speak to the teams on the unit.
Can families visit outside the visiting times of 2pm to 7pm?
Longer exposure to any potential undiagnosed Covid-19 infection increases the likelihood of transmission.
Is there testing available for visitors?
We ask that you take a Lateral Flow Test twice a week and show reception your negative result (NHS text or email). If the result is positive you must follow the government guidance and not come to the hospice.
Do I need to wear a mask when visiting?
Can I visit from another area?
Remember you will need to be one of the five designated visitors.
If someone in my family is awaiting the result of a Covid-19 test can I still visit?
If the result is negative, under the government advice, isolation would no longer be required.
Can children visit the hospices?
Can pregnant women visit?
In immediate end of life situations and at the discretion of the nurse in charge it can be arranged. Please talk to our ward teams.
The person I am visiting is awaiting test results, can I visit?
Can I video call a patient?
Please ask if you would like to arrange a video call with a patient Mount Edgcumbe Hospice 01726 65711 or St Julia’s Hospice 01736 759070.
We understand this is a difficult time. If you have any visiting requests please talk to our nursing team. Please respect our decisions – we try to be flexible to fit individual needs, but we also have a duty to look after the safety of all our patients and our staff.