Guidance on visiting the hospice

Our response to keeping patients, staff and visitors safe from Infections.

At St Wilfrid’s Hospice we want to ensure a consistent approach to infection prevention and control to keep all patients, staff and visitors safe from the spread of infections.

Visiting on the Inpatient Unit (IPU) is important to patients, families and carers. There are no set visiting hours on the IPU, however we ask all visitors to play their part in keeping patients and staff safe from infections.

Please do not visit the hospice if you are experiencing any infectious symptoms such as:

  • A high temperature or shivering (chills)
  • A new, continuous cough
  • Diarrhoea
  • Feeling sick or being sick
  • Shortness of breath
  • Feeling tired or exhausted

Please contact the IPU if you are unsure if you should visit or not.

For people who are unable to visit for any reason, we have technology available for patients to make video or telephone calls.

Visiting St Wilfrid’s Hospice is continually risk assessed in line with national guidance. There are times when restrictions may apply as we are a healthcare environment. This means there may be occasions when a visit previously permitted is no longer possible.

Cup of tea and two small cakes in the hospice cafe
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