Coronavirus

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

Naomi House & Jacksplace is taking a range of precautions to reduce the risk to our service users, staff, volunteers, supporters and partners.

From Friday 20 March, we will temporarily suspend our planned respite service and we will instead focus solely on the provision of end of life care. 

Coming to Naomi House & Jacksplace

Rest assured, staff at Naomi House & Jacksplace are doing all they can to reduce the risk of the virus reaching the hospices. This includes screening of all visitors, enhanced hand washing and cleaning routines and more. We would ask you to assist us in our endeavours by not coming to the hospices if you believe you may have symptoms associated with COVID-19, such as a cough or a fever, and by washing your hands and maintaining exemplary standards of hygiene across the hospice site. 

Tours, visitors and volunteers

We have paused all fundraising tours until further notice. Nor will we be able to accommodate corporate or community teams coming to the hospice for single day fundraising project work. 

What does Coronavirus mean for the hospices?

The situation is changing rapidly but it has become clear that this challenge will be around for some time. It may be the case that our service needs to pivot in order to support our friends and colleagues in the NHS or to protect the health and wellbeing of our families. We remain vigilant and adaptable. We will do all we can to communicate these changes to our stakeholders promptly and accurately.

What can you do to help?

The best thing members of the public can do to help is maintain good hand washing and infection control measures, and follow government advice as closely as possible.

It is clear that it will be enormously difficult for Naomi House & Jacksplace to raise money to fund our service until this crisis has passed. We need your help now more than ever. If you wanted to support our work this year and beyond, you can make a donation here

Further information on Coronavirus and the most up-to-date official advice can be found here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/