News from ACCORD

Guidance on visiting the Hospice

Whilst the risk to individuals remains low, we take the well being of those using or working in the Hospice seriously and appreciate your support in following the current guidance

There are a number of risks posed by CoronaVirus that everyone will need to be aware of, and it is important to remember that the Hospice has a duty of care towards patients and their families, volunteers and staff .

Our service users represent a potentially vulnerable group, particularly those who are in-patients at the Hospice.

We will follow government guidelines when determining necessary steps. These are updated daily and will be monitored by the Hospice’s Senior Management Team.

The virus

The virus is most likely to spread from person to person through:

  • direct contact with a person while they are infectious
  • contact with droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes
  • touching objects or surface that were contaminated by droplets from secretions coughed or sneezed from an infected person with a confirmed infection.

How you can help – Hygiene measures

The WHO’s standard infection control measures are:

  • frequently cleaning hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water
  • when coughing and sneezing cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue — throw tissue away immediately and wash your hands
  • avoid close contact with anyone who has fever and cough
  • if you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing seek medical care early and share previous travel history with your health care provider.

If you have returned from travel abroad in the past 14 days please use the links to the GOV.UK and NHS UK websites below to access the latest news, advice and guidance for travellers in relation to Coronavirus before visiting ACCORD Hospice or Gleniffer Outreach.

If anyone is concerned about their exposure to infection in any other circumstance they should contact 111 before attending the Hospice.

Thank you