To protect our vulnerable patients and the staff that care for them, we are restricting access to our hospice sites at this time.
Our Finchley ward is still operating but is closed to routine visiting.
This is our current visiting policy:
One person can accompany the patient being admitted to the hospice and remain with them for the duration of their admission assessment, providing it is safe for the visitor to come in.
During the assessment the doctors will discuss with you whether the patient is here for management of symptoms, or for end of life care.
If the patient is admitted for symptom management, with regret, there is no visiting.
If the patient is admitted for end of life care, then 2 named people can visit between 3 and 6 pm each day. Unfortunately there is no ad hoc visiting; it is between these hours only, and only for the same 2 nominated people.
If the patient condition stabilises during their stay on the unit, we will have to reconsider whether visiting is possible given change in their condition.
Other visitors to the Hospice, our Health & Wellbeing Centre or Haringey site are asked to wait at the door and a member of staff will come out to help you.
We care for people who are susceptible to more severe strains of coronavirus and it is therefore essential to take these precautionary measures.
Please check www.gov.uk/coronavirus for the latest updates.
The current government advice to protect yourself and others is to follow these three simple actions:
- Wash HANDS keep washing your hands regularly
- Cover FACE wear a face covering in enclosed spaces
- Make SPACE stay at least 2 metres apart – or 1 metre with a face covering or other precautions:
If you, or anyone in your household, display symptoms of coronavirus – a new continuous cough or high temperature or the loss of, or change to, your sense of taste or smell – here’s what to do:
- if you have symptoms of COVID-19, however mild, self-isolate for at least 10 days from when your symptoms started and arrange to have a test.
- If you live with others, all other household members need to stay at home and not leave the house for 10 days. If anyone in the household displays symptoms they must stay at home for 10 days, regardless of what day they are on in the isolation period.
For the latest government advice on self-isolating and testing visit here
At North London Hospice the wellbeing of the people we support, hospice visitors, staff and volunteers is our first priority and that is why we are following advice and guidance issued by the World Health Organisation and the UK Government.
There are things that we can all do to help stop viruses like COVID-19 spreading.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
- Put used tissues in the bin immediately
- Wash your hands with soap and water often – use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
- Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
- Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
Thank you in advance for your co-operation.
Thank you in advance for your co-operation. Please do not hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any concerns or questions or call the Hospice on 020 8343 6806.