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 

Coronavirus COVID-19 – Services Update

Read the latest Services Update from Bury Hospice


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.

Clinical services

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