Please note that visiting at Highland Hospice is now restricted to one visitor per patient at one time, from a maximum of four people nominated by the patient.
If you, or anybody you have had contact with has had symptoms of Coronavirus in the last 14 days then please do not visit.
Thank you for your understanding.
Our response to Covid-19
Last updated 7th April 2020
Due to the rapidly evolving situation regarding COVID-19, Highland Hospice is taking the following measures until further notice. Many of these are designed to minimise non-essential visitors to the Hospice in order to protect our most vulnerable groups and our staff and volunteers.
- On April 7th we launched our Community Volunteer programme. This programme aims to support the most vulnerable in our community by allocating them a volunteer who will keep in touch by phone and offer simple services such as shopping and collecting medication. Full details of the programme are available here.
- Our Day Therapy service has been postponed from Monday 16th March. Alternative, non face-to-face services, have been put into place to support those most in need.
- We are asking that visiting to our Inpatient Unit is restricted to one person at any one time. Family and friends should coordinate before coming to the Hospice as we can accommodate those visitors waiting their turn.
- As of 13th March we closed our ‘By the River’ café situated within the Hospice. As of 20th March our new café ‘In the City’, in the Eastgate Shopping Centre is also closed. The Ness Islands Railway has postponed re-opening until at least July.
- As of 21st March all our shops are and the Warehouse on Harbour Road are closed.
- All fundraising events involving bringing people together due to take place prior to June 30th have been cancelled or postponed, with the exception of Wear Yellow Day. Participation in Wear Yellow Day on 29th May is at the discretion of individuals and organisations. We will encourage virtual 'gatherings' of people wearing yellow.
- Revised dates for fundraising events are available here or on our Facebook page.
As for so many other charities, Highland businesses and individuals, the Covid-19 pandemic will have a considerable impact on our income. If you feel able to support us at this troubling time you can make a donation online here.
We will keep our service users and supporters fully updated on our Facebook page and on this page.
Thank you for your support and patience as we work hard to manage this situation which will be challenging for all of us.
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