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Information for Visitors to Inpatient Units

Information for Visitors to Inpatient Units

Visiting in the Inpatient Unit of St Francis Hospice Dublin
PLEASE NOTE THAT VISITING GUIDANCE AS ABOVE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Version 5 - 31.08.2020
Please share this information with your family.
Due to current public health advice around social distancing, we need to manage the number of people in the building. To protect our patients and staff we have implemented a visiting plan. Each patient can have one visit per day for one hour between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Two people may visit at a time. Any changes to this must be discussed with the Nursing Manager.
All visits must be arranged by appointment. We ask that each family nominate one member to co-ordinate the visiting for the patient and then inform St. Francis Hospice of the visit plan. We ask that the nominated person contact St. Francis Hospice in the mornings to give details of the plan. This can be done on the day, for a few days or a week ahead. This plan will be used to arrange your visits.
Visits should be restricted to family members or particularly significant people in the patient’s life. On arrival, all visitors must sanitise their hands and then check in with the reception staff or our Visitor Liaison Volunteer, who will ask them a series of questions in relation to their COVID - 19 status and wellness. Please see the checklist below.

1. Do you have any of the following symptoms?

  • Temperature greater than 38⁰C
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Loss or change of taste or smell

2. Do you live in a county/area currently in lockdown?

3. In the last 14 days have you or anyone in your household:

  • Returned to Ireland from overseas (excluding Northern Ireland and countries on the government green list)? If Yes please state where:______________________
  • Symptoms as listed above, now or in the past 14 days?
  • Been diagnosed with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infection in the last 14 days?
  • Are you or anyone in your household awaiting testing or results?
  • Been a close contact of a person who is a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days (i.e. less than 2m for more than 15 minutes accumulative in 1 day)?
  • Been advised by a doctor to self-isolate, restrict your movements, or to cocoon at this time?

If yes to any of the above, unfortunately you may not be able to visit at this time. A visit may be possible in exceptional circumstances. It must be planned due to additional requirements, for example PPE, a suitable room and staff support.
Please inform your St. Francis Hospice contact if you become unwell within 48hrs after direct contact with any individual in St. Francis Hospice.
Face mask to be worn at all times while in St. Francis Hospice. Masks should be disposed of in a lidded bin. If anyone presents to SFHD wearing a valved mask, they will be asked to remove the valved mask. Valved respirator masks and valved cloth masks are not to be worn, because there is a possibility that exhaled particles may leave the mask via the valve and enter the surrounding environment.
All visitors must sign the green form outside the patient’s room.

PLEASE NOTE THAT VISITING GUIDANCE AS ABOVE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Version 5 - 31.08.2020

Raheny

Phone:
(01) 8327535
Fax:
(01) 8327635
Email:
info@sfh.ie

Blanchardstown

Phone:
(01) 8294000
Fax:
(01) 8294099
Email:
info@sfh.ie

Registered Charity Number: CHY 10568

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