COVID-19: Guidance on visiting John Taylor Hospice

We take the health and wellbeing of everyone using or working for John Taylor Hospice seriously and appreciate your support in following the current guidance.

Last updated 19th April 2022

We’re continuing to do everything we can to reduce the impact of COVID-19 at Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice and John Taylor Hospice.

To ensure the risk to patients, families and colleagues remains low, please follow our safe visiting guidance:

  • Mask wearing is still required when visiting the hospice. Disposable surgical masks are available from our Reception and Inpatient Unit Teams.  
  • Only visitors providing personal care for their loved ones are required to take a lateral flow test before visiting. Examples of personal care includes assisting with hygiene needs, toileting and bed changing. You will not need to test more than twice a week.
  • Our hospice colleagues will continue to ask COVID-19 screening questions before your visit and will ask that you do not attend the hospice if you have COVID-19 symptoms or have tested positive.
  • If you have tested positive for COVID-19 and wish to visit a loved one, please speak to a member of the Inpatient Unit Team about your individual circumstances.
  • We would kindly ask all visitors to continue washing their hands and to use hand sanitiser regularly while they are in the hospice.

The hospice remains open for visitors 24 hours a day.

If you have any questions about visiting, please call the ward to talk to the team – 0121 472 1191 for Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice and 0121 465 2000 for John Taylor Hospice.

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