Visiting Ayrshire Hospice In-Patient Unit and cafés

In order to protect our most vulnerable patients, Ayrshire Hospice has taken the decision to restrict visitors to the in-patient unit during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Patient care is our top priority.  Please only visit the hospice if absolutely necessary.  If you would like assistance with Skype calls etc please contact the nursing team looking after the patient.

Visiting will be a maximum of two people per patient.  Please consider carefully if it is appropriate for children under 12 to attend with you.  If there already visitors with the patient you are wishing to visit you will be asked to kindly wait in the reception waiting room.

For our most vulnerable or acutely unwell patients visiting will be assessed for each patient as appropriate.

Visitors may be required to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) based on local risk assessment.

 To keep our patients safe, all visitors should remember:


  • Do not visit anyone in the hospice if you have a high temperature, cough or other respiratory symptoms.


  • All visitors must use hand sanitiser when entering and leaving critical areas.

The best way to protect yourself and others against coronavirus (COVID-19) is to wash your hands with soap and water, or use a sanitiser gel, regularly throughout the day.

In line with current advice we are closing our drop in cafe, carers café and bereavement café. We will keep you informed of when we will be opening up our cafes again.

Should you feel you need support please do not hesitate to contact our Patient and Family Support Team.

Thank you for your continued support.

Ayrshire Hospice