Visitor access to our hospices is restricted to protect those in our care and our workforce.
Visiting the hospices during Covid-19
Can I visit a patient at the hospice?
If the two visitors are not in the same household or bubble then they need to adhere to social distancing. 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?
You will receive a passport to record your test results.
This will be coming at St Julia’s Hospice in the coming weeks.
Do I need to wear a mask when visiting? Even in my loved ones room?
Visitors are asked to keep their masks on throughout the duration of their visit and to remain in their loved ones room.
Can I visit from another area?
Any visits from other areas will require the visitor to isolate before arriving and to phone ahead on Mount Edgcumbe Hospice 01726 65711 or St Julia’s Hospice 01736 759070. This can only happen in immediate end of life situations.
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. 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.