Last updated: 2.30pm, Tuesday 23 June 2020
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. This includes the wearing of surgical masks by all staff and volunteers based at Rowans Hospice and all visitors are requested to wear shielding masks or face coverings.
IMPORTANT UPDATES TO THE STATUS OF OUR SERVICES ARE BEING MADE REGULARLY. Please read below to find out more.
In accordance with Government guidance and NHS England we have had to minimise public access to both the Rowans Hospice and Rowans Living Well Centre in order to ensure the safety of our patients, staff and volunteers; we are therefore regrettably unable to allow any visitors without express permission. Visiting restrictions will be discussed with each patient prior to admission and will be in accordance with our Visitors Policy.
Our aim is to minimise visitors, not eliminate.
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.
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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 and our Moonlit Memories Walk have been postponed, the March and May Skydive dates have been cancelled, 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.