In the interest of patient safety, visiting has been suspended until further notice due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, visitors are not permitted to enter Beacon Hospital. We understand that this can be upsetting but the safety of our patients and staff has to remain our number one priority.
In light of the visiting restrictions, we have arranged assistance for patients to have ‘virtual visits’. All patient beds have access to a private telephone. This can make and receive calls allowing patients to communicate with their loved ones at any time. We have also purchased a number of ipads and installed Skype on these to facilitate patient video calls to friends and family. If a patient is too weak, or is not familiar with this technology, one of our staff members will be more than happy to get them set up and on a call.
We hope to resume our normal visitation policies in the future and look forward to the days when our patients can once again have their loved ones visit while in our care.
Visiting Restriction Exemptions
Exceptions to visiting restrictions will be made in exceptional circumstances. These circumstances include patients receiving end of life care. Where this is applicable, permission will be granted from the Nursing Supervisor in advance of the visit. The visitor must allow their temperature to be taken and fill out a covid risk assessment questionnaire upon entry. The visitor must wear a face covering and perform hand hygiene also. If a visitor is deemed high risk of carrying covid, admission may be refused in line with patient safety policies.