Pilgrims Hospices is very closely monitoring the situation concerning the COVID-19 virus and we are in close contact with Public Health England and the NHS. We have put in place risk assessments and contingency planning and are guided by the public health information we are receiving.
We continue to review not only how we operate now but also how we will operate over the coming weeks and months. We want to ensure that we are prepared so that we continue to support as many patients, families and carers as possible, either directly or indirectly, over the coming months.
If you’d like to donate to Pilgrims Hospices at this time, click here for information about our Still Here, Still Caring appeal.
- COVID 19 Secure Organsitional Risk Assessment V2 12.06.20
- COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance 09.02.21
- Visiting the IPU during COVID-19 – 16.05.2022
- Risk Assessment for visitor access to IPU during COVID-19 – 07.12.2021
- Statement from the catering team
- What do I do now?: A practical guide for families following a death
Health and wellbeing
Stepping Stones face-to-face groups are now back up and running.
What to do if you are concerned about yourself or someone close during the COVID-19 outbreak
Aside from government advice, Pilgrims would advise taking this time to think about the future and what is important to you and those close to you.
You may find these resources useful:
- Medical professionals Dr Kathryn Mannix and Anna Batchelor on choices at end-of-life in the context of coronavirus
This guidance is something all local hospitals, GPs, ambulance services and community nursing teams, as well as Pilgrims, are using. It gives you the opportunity to make plans should you or someone close to you become ill, especially with coronavirus. We will talk to you about this when we make contact to review how you are getting on.
For up to date information on COVID-19, please see the following:
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Jon Sillett – Deputy CEO and Head of Hospice Services (non-clinical)