Thank you for looking after mum. I am so grateful for the kind care the whole team gave to mum and for helping us through this sad time. She received excellent care and as a family we received so much support.
From a grateful daughter
Read the latest Services Update from Bury Hospice
Monday 6th July 2020
Due to the recent review of government guidelines regarding the COVID-19 pandemic we have taken the opportunity to further revise our visiting policy on our Inpatient Unit.
From Monday 6th July all patients will be able to receive two designated visitors during their stay. Our nursing staff will communicate directly with patients and families and inform them of the guidelines for visiting within the Hospice. We also ask that all visitors take note of the guidance in place to support them during their visit. The actions we have taken will enable us to continue to protect those we care for and those who provide this care.
Wednesday 10th June 2020
Due to the recent review of government guidelines regarding the COVID-19 pandemic we have taken the opportunity to revise our visiting policy on our Inpatient Unit. From Monday 15th June all patients will be able to receive one designated visitor for one visit a day. Our nursing staff will communicate directly with patients and families and inform them of the guidelines for visits within the Hospice. We also ask that all visitors take note of the guidance in place to support them during their visit. The actions we have taken will enable us to continue to protect those we care for and those who provide this care.
Thursday 19th March 2020
As you all know we are operating in difficult times and in light of the Coronavirus pandemic we are required to make a number of changes to ensure the smooth running of Bury Hospice.
I want to reassure you that the Senior Management Team and Board of Trustees are following NHS & National Government guidelines and closely monitoring the situation on a daily basis. This supports and underpins our decision making and contingency planning.
Our approach to the situation is calm and informed by facts and clearly the most important precaution against the spread of this disease is implementing sensible hygiene and socialisation advice.
Hospice Visitors: We are limiting visits to the Hospice and appeal to people who are visiting our patients to be mindful of their own health and if they have been in contact with anyone with Coronavirus not to visit.
Volunteers: Any meetings/ training sessions or regular meet-ups scheduled to take place up until Easter will be cancelled to help prevent spread of the virus, and to protect the Hospice environment.
Since many of our volunteers fall into the vulnerable or “at risk” categories for susceptibility to the Coronavirus we reassure volunteers that their health and wellbeing is the most important thing and that if they do have any concerns or would rather not attend their shift then they should absolutely not feel guilty in taking the decision not to come in.
Volunteers based on the Inpatient Unit and in Day Services are being asked not to attend shifts for the foreseeable future, however Hospice based volunteering on the operational side of things is to continue as normal unless there are any further developments.
IPU Visitors: Visitors are restricted to immediate family members, must use the IPU reception entrance and follow the advice and recommendations once within the Hospice.
The Hospice canteen and IPU patient dining room is now closed to visitors.
Meetings: We are pausing our regular meet up groups such as, Sunflower and Bereavement groups, as well as Day Services until the end of May.
Walk and talk group: Due to the latest government coronavirus guidelines, in particular around the Social Distancing guidelines for those ages 70+ or who have specific long-term health conditions, and advice we have received this morning from Public Health, there will be no more led health walks until further notice.
Last updated: 19/03/2020