At Mary Stevens Hospice we understand that the COVID-19 pandemic is raising challenges for care homes, residents, staff and families. The Mary Stevens Hospice is able to offer experienced and specialist palliative care advice to care homes by telephone over 7 days a week between the hours of 8am-4pm by calling 01384-445417 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
This advice can be accessed regardless of whether the resident you wish to discuss is known to the hospice. In addition, we have listed some useful resources to support and guide you during this difficult time that will be updated regularly.
British Geriatric Society: https://www.bgs.org.uk/resources/coronavirus-current-information-and-advice
Public Health England COVID-19: guidance for residential care, supported living and home care: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-residential-care-supported-living-and-home-care-guidance
Delivering news of a death by telephone: https://vimeo.com/328655124
COVID-19 rapid guideline: managing symptoms (including at the end of life) in the community https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng163
Coronavirus (COVID-19): admission and care of people in care homes – Department of Health and Social Care, Care Quality Commission, Public Health England, and NHS England: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-admission-and-care-of-people-in-care-homes
COVID-19: Managing the COVID-19 pandemic in care homes for older people: https://www.bgs.org.uk/resources/covid-19-managing-the-covid-19-pandemic-in-care-homes