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.

In line with recent updates to the guidance all visitors, including relatives visiting patients, to the Inpatient Unit and other clinical areas of the Hospice are asked to bring and wear a face covering.

A face covering is a facial covering of the mouth and nose, that is made of cloth or other textiles and through which you can breathe, for example a scarf. It is most important that what you wear is comfortable when it is being worn.

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 26th June 2020

As a response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Highland Hospice has introduced 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.

  1. Our Day Therapy service has been postponed since Monday 16th March. Alternative, non face-to-face services, have been put into place to support those most in need. We are now looking at a longer term plan to provide outpatient support without the need for service users to attend at the Hospice.
  2. We are asking that visiting to our Inpatient Unit is restricted to one person at any one time, from a maximum of four people chosen by patient. Family and friends should coordinate before coming to the Hospice as we can accommodate those visitors waiting their turn.
  3. In line with recent updates to the guidance all visitors, including relatives visiting patients, to the Inpatient Unit and other clinical areas of the Hospice are asked to bring and wear a face covering. A face covering is a facial covering of the mouth and nose, that is made of cloth or other textiles and through which you can breathe, for example a scarf. It is most important that what you wear is comfortable when it is being worn.
  4. 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 further notice.
  5. On 21st March all our shops are and the Warehouse on Harbour Road were closed. As Scotland moves towards phase 2 of the route map of lockdown we hope to be able to reopen our shops one at a time. Our Warehouse started to accept donations on 17th June. Our shops started opening from 1st July. Further information on our shops can be found here or on our Shops Facebook page.
  6. All fundraising events involving bringing people together due to take place prior to October 31st have been cancelled or postponed. We are introducing a number of virtual events to replace our normal calendar.
  7. 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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