Visiting Guidelines

Please see our Collection of Personal Data for Covid-19 Contact Tracing Privacy Notice

Updated 27th May 2021

As Lanarkshire are currently in Level 2, we are delighted to be able to increase visiting for patients within the Inpatient Unit:

  1. In principle, for everyone’s safety and comfort, we aim to restrict the total number of visitors in the hospice at any one time, while ensuring every patient is able to receive up to 2 visitors each day.
  2. If a patient is receiving 2 visitors together, they must be from the same household.
  3. Visitors will be able to select one visiting slot per day- either 2-4pm or 6:30-8:30pm, and these need to be booked in advance giving the names of the visitors. Please do not excessively ‘block book’, in order to allow some flexibility for other patients and visitors, however please do tell us of your particular circumstances and we will aim to accommodate you.
  4. Each patient may choose a total of 4 designated family or friends to visit them.
  5. Children (under18) can visit along with designated visitors and do not contribute to the designated visitor numbers.
  6. Faith representatives can visit out with usual visiting times, again in addition to other visitors.
  7. COVID 19 screening (a telephone call to check you have no symptoms of, or recent contact with, the virus) will take place prior to your first visit, and thereafter visitors are asked to self-monitor to ensure they do not pose a risk of transmitting the virus to our patients or staff.
  8. When coming in to the hospice, all visitors are asked to report to the Main Reception, either in-person or via the intercom and our reception staff will sign them in and remind them to sanitise their hands and don a mask. Reception staff will provide guidance on accessing the patient’s room which may be via the external doors.
  9. All visitors are asked to wear a face mask for the duration of the visit and sanitise their hands regularly during the visit and also on leaving the hospice.
  10. Visitors are required to practice social distancing from staff and other visitors who are not in their household, and may be asked to leave a patient’s room during their visit if the patient requires staff to enter to provide or monitor care.

Visitors who have any concerns should ask to speak to the Nurse in Charge.

Thank you for your support and cooperation.

Joy Farquharson                  Dr Catriona Ross

CEO                                           Consultant in Palliative Medicine

Appendix A

St. Andrew’s Hospice
Visitor COVID 19 Screening Questionnaire

Date  
Visitor Name  
Visiting  

Please complete the information below

 WITHIN THE LAST 10 DAYS:

1 HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED A NEW COUGH? Y / N
2 HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED NEW SHORTNESS OF BREATH?       Y / N
3 HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED A NEW SORE THROAT, LOSS OF TASTE OR SMELL? Y / N
4 HAVE YOU HAD A HIGH OR LOW TEMPERATURE OR THE SENSE OF HAVING A FEVER?       Y / N
5 HAVE YOU HAD CLOSE CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WHO IS SUSPECTED OR CONFIRMED COVID-19?

(NB: CLOSE CONTACT IS DEFINED AS WITHIN 2M FOR MORE THAN 10 CONSECUTIVE MINUTES)?    

Y / N
6 DO YOU HAVE ANY HOUSEHOLD MEMBER WHO IS SYMPTOMATIC OF COVID OR IS AWAITING A COVID TEST RESULT? Y / N
7 HAVE YOU BEEN TOLD TO ISOLATE? Y / N

If the answer to any of these questions is YES, the person should not visit.


Person Completing Form:

Name  
Signed  
Date