COVID-19: Visiting our inpatient units
Following the rise in coronavirus cases in our area and the government’s announcement of a new national lockdown, we have suspended visiting arrangements for our rehabilitation units, effective from Thursday 5 November.
For the safety of service users, staff and visitors, we are asking you to please stay at home and do not come to either our Skylark (Yate), Henderson (Thornbury) or Elton (Clevedon) units. This is in line with other NHS providers across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.
Exceptions can be made under compassionate grounds or for carers if the service user has specific needs which require the support of a carer. This includes, but is not limited to: those who have dementia, or a learning difficulty, or those receiving end of life care. Please speak to staff at the unit to discuss.
We understand it is important for service users to keep in contact with family and friends. We will support them wherever possible to make use of any telephone and video call functions available.
We acknowledge this is a challenging time and all of us at Sirona thank you for playing your part in keeping our service users, staff and community safe.
UPDATE – 07 April – we are reviewing our visiting policy with our commissioners and we will share an update early next week
Our rehabilitation services aim to help people to regain independence or prevent admission to hospital through a planned programme of therapy.
Our multi-disciplinary rehabilitation teams can include nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, therapy assistants, community mental health nurses and speech and language therapists. We see people at home but also work in inpatient rehabilitation units for more intensive rehabilitation.
Our rehabilitation teams
Rehabilitation therapy programmes to help people to manage the effect of their long term conditions at home and regain independence.
Inpatient rehabilitation units
Short, intensive rehabilitation to help people return home safely after a hospital stay or to prevent an admission.