Covid-19 update for Lindsey Lodge Hospice & Healthcare
In response to the current new wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, and to ensure the continuing safety of our patients, staff and volunteers, we will close the Hospice site to the public from 21 December 2021, and will not re-open until Tuesday 4 January 2022. Patients attending the site for appointments should continue to do so as planned.
Our Meet & Eat Restaurant will close earlier than planned this week, and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, but hope our customers understand the need for these restrictions during the festive period.
We therefore request that members of the public visit the site only if it is absolutely necessary, and to wait to be greeted outside our Hospice Reception if you do. We greatly appreciate your support with this and thank all of our supporters for everything they have done for Lindsey Lodge during 2021.
As of 20 December 2021 only two named visitors for are permitted for symptom management patients, visiting two at a time, between 2pm and 6pm daily.
Lateral flow testing must take place for each visitor and be brought into reception on arrival. Lateral flow kits can be given to family members the day before a visit if known, alternatively they can be collected at reception and undertaken in cars 30 minutes before a visit.
Face masks to be worn at all times and social distancing to be respected.
Temperature checks and risk assessment to be undertaken at reception on every occasion.
Nurse call bells must be used in the room if assistance is required from staff.
As visitors enter a room, the care staff will aim to exit a room to keep numbers in a room to a safe level that supports social distancing.
Visiting outside of these hours, or for more than two visitors in a room at any time for end of life patients must be agreed with the nurse in charge and will be agreed on an individual basis.
Visiting pets will be at the discretion of the nurse in charge.
Our aim is to keep both patients and staff safe and we understand that visitors are very important. We will consider risks of the spread of Covid-19 in the context of individual circumstances and government guidance.
On behalf of all of our team at Lindsey Lodge we wish you a safe and happy Christmas, and look forward to welcoming everyone back to our restaurant in the New Year.