Last updated: 9am Monday 15 February 2021
The symptoms of COVD-19 (Coronavirus) may be more severe in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long term and life-limiting conditions such as diabetes, cancer, and chronic lung disease.
As an organisation, we recognise the need for our services to respond quickly to support those who need our care and support during this difficult time. We will be taking the necessary steps to protect the people we care for both at home and in the Hospice, as well as those working and volunteering with us. We have carefully considered the risks to health and aim to minimise contagion by: reducing multiple social contacts through limiting footfall within the Hospice building, maintaining 2M social distance as far as this is reasonably possible and wearing PPE. Therefore, everyone you come into contact with, will also be wearing a surgical 11R mask and in some situations, goggles and visors may be worn too. This way we protect you too.
IMPORTANT UPDATES TO THE STATUS OF OUR SERVICES ARE BEING MADE REGULARLY – PLEASE READ BELOW FOR FULL DETAILS.
The health, safety and wellbeing of our patients, their families and our staff remains our absolute priority and like all health organisations, we have been impacted by COVID-19, affecting both patients and staff within Rowans Hospice Charity.
All visitors must wear PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), to include a surgical 11R mask, plastic apron and gloves at all times in order to ensure they are protecting the person they have come to visit, as well as the staff and volunteers who are caring for the person they are visiting.
We are enabling limited visiting to patients, recognising the importance of maintaining connections with close family and friends. However, we can only continue to support visiting if everyone plays their part in keeping each other safe by following this guidance and adhering to the Visiting Policy.
If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 or have been told to self-isolate you must contact the Hospice before visiting.
Please click here to download and read our FULL Visitor Policy, which contains important information about procedures to follow, so that you are fully informed before making a visit to the Hospice.
The current status of our services is as follows:
We understand these changes may cause significant upset and inconvenience. Please be assured we haven’t taken these decisions lightly and are prioritising the safety and well-being of our patients, service users and our workforce
For specific queries about a current patient, carer or family member, or if you have concerns about your own personal situation, please contact us on 023 9225 0001.
Thank you for your support and understanding during this challenging time.
You can help to stop the spread of any germs by:
Rowans Hospice is a charity providing free care and support to people in our community who have a life-limiting illness, and their families.
In order to ensure everyone’s safety during the Coronavirus outbreak, events like Rowans Does Strictly, our flagship Moonlit Memories Walk, and the children’s Starlit Walk, have been cancelled or postponed, and other fundraising events may be affected in the coming months. This will have a huge impact on our income.
That’s why we need your support now more than ever. We rely on our community to help us raise almost 90% of our funds. Every pound raised is important to help us to continue this outstanding care for patients and the people important to them, so that they can make the most of every moment together.
Please consider donating today.