Keeping everyone safe at St Ann’s

An update on what we're doing to keep everyone safe at St Ann's during the coronavirus pandemic

By News Team on June 23, 2020

While the number of people diagnosed with coronavirus (COVID-19) is falling, we know the virus has not disappeared. We all must continue to stay alert and take sensible precautions to reduce our risk of infection.

At St Ann’s we’ve taken a number of steps to reduce the likelihood of anyone becoming infected with coronavirus through visits to our hospice sites or shops, whether this is as a patient, visitor, customer or a member of our staff.

We’ve risk assessed all our areas and in line with Government guidance have introduced a number of measures to keep everyone safe.

The changes we’ve made include:

• Enhanced cleaning, handwashing and hygiene procedures
• Restricted number of people on site at any one time
• Limiting the number of staff working in offices and where work can be carried out from home this is positively encouraged
• Replacing outpatient appointments and other services with telephone and video consultations
• Reducing the number of visitors
• Installing perspex screens and introduced other measures to maintain social distancing
• Where it is not possible to maintain appropriate social distancing, individuals will wear a face mask for the protection of themselves and other people
• Following guidance on wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
• Information and advice for staff so they are aware of the steps they need to take to control infection transmission

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