INFORMATION FOR ST TERESA’S HOSPICE PATIENTS, STAFF, CARERS, FRIENDS AND VOLUNTEERS.
We sincerely hope you are keeping safe in these challenging times.
We are reviewing our plans daily and also have weekly calls scheduled with Hospice UK and NHS England in collaboration with the other Hospices nationwide. We are following advice from Hospice UK/NHS England and Public Health England
ALL STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS: your usual manager or team leader will have been in touch. Thank you for your sterling efforts, as ever – you are a force to be reckoned with! If you are displaying any symptoms, please don’t come in but please do ring your manager or team leader about this or with any other concerns. Thank you so much.
OUTPATIENTS: We have suspended our direct outpatient Services (Day Hospice and clinics) to minimise risk by limiting access in order to concentrate on In Patient and Community Services – we are, however, continuing to offer outpatients a service via telephone support.
All of our drop in and social groups have ceased with immediate effect and support is available by telephone.
COMMUNITY HOSPICE AT HOME AND RAPID RESPONSE TEAMS: are continuing to provide a service and we are very grateful to our wonderful teams. They will call you in advance if you are expecting a visit, and will also request handwashing facilities on arrival.
IN PATIENT UNIT – VISITING: this has necessarily been limited as follows:
- No more than 2 visitors at any time
- Please always phone ahead because of the ever-changing nature of advice
HANDWASHING: we are instructing all people entering the Hospice building to please go and wash their hands before signing in. (Staff will give directions and handwashing instructions are displayed in the bathrooms).
FUNDRAISING: Unfortunately it has been necessary to postpone or cancel a number of fundraising events. Please bear with us… these are a vital source of income and wherever possible will be reinstated in due course. In the meantime we have launched an urgent appeal to try to tide us over as our cash flow has been decimated! – PLEASE VISIT AND PASS ON THIS LINK TO OTHERS TO SEND A HUG TO ST TERESA’S – THANKS!!! https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/HugToStTs