The health and safety of our staff, our supporters and our patients are our priority. So we have taken the decision to close our 17 retail shops across Glasgow along with our beauty salon Beauty with a Conscience for the foreseeable future. We are so grateful to the community of Glasgow and further afield for all the support we receive which allows us to care for our patients at their most difficult time. Thank you, you mean the world to us.
If you wish to continue supporting the hospice through these uncertain times, please visit https://ppwh.safeandsecurewebservices.net/donate?/donate or click here about how you can virtually support the hospice https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/virtualcollection?success=true
The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice purpose is to provide the highest standards of care for people with life-limiting conditions. We are also responsible for ensuring the health and safety of all our patients, their visitors, our staff and our volunteers.
We are closely following national guidance on dealing with coronavirus (COVID-19). We will continue to be led by national guidance on this evolving issue, but our greatest priority will remain caring for our patients at their most vulnerable time.
We have taken a number of actions in response this guidance.
Rhona Ballie, Chief Executive of The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice, comments: “We are in unprecedented times just now. While the next few months are certain to be challenging for the hospice, we will remain focussed on what we are here for – to provide the highest possible clinical care for our patients.
“We will work as a team throughout this outbreak and will ensure we provide updates as and when we can during this fast-moving and continually evolving situation.
“We are well placed to deal with this situation and I would like to reassure our patients and their families that we have well-rehearsed contingency plans in place which will allow us to plan and deliver our clinical services into the future.”
“We have put measures in place within the hospice to limit any spread of infection. These include access to the building through one entrance, hand hygiene gel available at all points throughout the hospice, single ensuite inpatient rooms which allow for isolation if required and enhanced cleaning procedures.
“We will continue to put our patients’ care at the forefront of our plans in the coming weeks and months. I thank you for your support during this time of uncertantiy.”
The hospice will remain contact with our partners in health and social care and the health board and will be guided by national advice.
Updates on public health advice for coronavirus can be found on the NHS Inform website, and a free helpline has been set up for those who do not have symptoms but are looking for general health advice: 0800 028 2816.