Keeping you safe – information on COVID-19
In response to the spread of COVID-19 we have decided to introduce the measures outlined below in line with advice and guidance issued by the World Health Organisation and the UK Government.
We would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation and support in these exceptional circumstances.
If you have any concerns, please contact Amanda Mayo, Care Director, on email@example.com or Jan Noble, Director of Quality and Innovation, on firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call the hospice on 020 8768 4500.
Temporary closure of Rugby Ward but we’re still open and here for you
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020 we have worked hard to ensure the safety and wellbeing of patients, staff, volunteers and visitors to the hospice. This week, we have taken the difficult decision to temporarily close one of our wards after several members of staff and patients tested positive for COVID-19. We will continue to provide the high level of care and support St Christopher’s is known for in the community and patients who were staying on Rugby Ward are being supported by our teams on either City or Alex Ward instead. This will allow our Housekeeping Team to complete a deep clean of all rooms and the space will then remain closed for a minimum of 72 hours in line with government guidance.
We want to reassure the public that we are not closed and continue to be here for people across south east London when they need us most. We continue to complete twice weekly PCR tests for staff working on the wards, ensuring adequate PPE is worn at all times and that handwashing and social distancing measures are being maintained. Patients staying with us are also tested on arrival and throughout their time with us and visitor numbers have also been reduced.
If you have any concerns or questions please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team on 020 8768 4500 who will be happy to help.