It is Rotherham Hospice’s aim to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all patients, staff, and visitors at all times. With the presence of Covid-19 and the emergence of the Omicron variant in our community, we have implemented additional safety measures and we request you read the guidance outlined below:
- Visiting times: 2 pm to 4 pm. Only 2 named visitors per patient will be allowed on-site each visiting slot
- The two visitors must attend at the same time, within the allocated visiting time. Patients can have up to 4 designated visitors with a maximum of 2 visiting each day.
End of Life Care (EOLC) Patients
- The patient may have 6 named visitors. Time is unrestricted. But only two of these named visitors are allowed in the patient’s room at any one time, this is to facilitate social distancing and keep staff, visitors, and patients safe.
- The visitors must liaise with one another to arrange when they are going to visit, this is to ensure that no more than two of them are on-site at the same time.
Please note that If we do not have your name on the visitor list you will not be allowed access to the building. Please speak with the nursing team who will be able to make a record of the time and names of those who intend to visit
We appreciate this is a difficult time for you, but we must make you aware that it is at your own risk that you visit your loved one. There may be times when we are caring for Covid positive patients within the unit, we would like to assure you that we will act appropriately to ensure all our patients are cared for safely and we are adhering to all national and regional guidance.
Safety measures in place:
All visitors to the Hospice will be asked a series of screening questions and will be required to provide evidence they have completed a covid 19 Lateral flow test (LFT) prior to visiting. Kits and instructions will be provided by the Hospice if it is identified that either you or a member of your household has a positive test or symptoms of Covid-19 you will not be permitted entry to the building.
You must register your lateral flow test on:
To do this you will need Rotherham Hospice’s Unique Organisation number (UON) which you will be given on your first visit along with a testing kit. Once you have submitted the result you will receive a text message to confirm your result. You will be required to show the negative result message to the receptionist when you arrive at the Hospice. (please do not bring the test kit to the Hospice)
Letters of Love
A reminder that if you’re unable to visit your loved one in the Hospice, we have a dedicated email address for you, the families, friends and colleagues of patients at the Hospice, to send your letters of love to be passed on to your loved ones. You can learn more about Letters of Love on the link here.
Thank you for your support and understanding.