At Primrose Hospice and Family Support Centre the health, safety and wellbeing of our patients, clients , staff and volunteers is our primary focus.
We have to consider carefully how we continue to support our community, while taking any necessary measures to prevent putting people at risk.
On 16th March, the Government issued new advice including that “Everyone should avoid gatherings and crowded places, such as pubs, clubs and theatres”.
Being mindful that many of our patients are part of the most vulnerable group, as regards Coronavirus infection, we have taken the decision to stop all group activities.
We have not taken this decision lightly and have put in place alternative support for our patients and clients.
This includes speaking to patients over the telephone, video conference calls or by 1:1 support at the Hospice or, if safe to do so, in their own home.
We would like to stress that the Hospice remains open and all our care and family support services are still being provided to everyone who needs them, however, we have had to change how we provide support to our community.
We will keep this decision under regular review and provide an update as and when the information changes.
At Primrose Hospice we also continue to follow the Government guidelines and have implemented stringent systems to ensure that Infection Control advice is fully adhered to.
We are insisting on good hand hygiene and not allowing access to our premises for anybody who has symptoms that may be Covid 19 or has potentially been exposed to Coronavirus.
It is essential that you always follow this guidance to reduce spread and particularly when you are on our premises.
Finally, we would like to thank you for your continued support and consideration to help us maintain services and keep our community safe.
If you have any concerns or questions, then please call the Hospice on 01527 871051 and we will endeavour to advise and help.
Posted March 17