Visits to nursing homes for the elderly and clarifications on Espoo Hospital’s visitor instructions

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2020-06-26 15:18

To ensure the safety of our residents and patients, we have special visitor arrangements in place at nursing homes and Espoo Hospital.  This will help us ensure a safe visit for everyone.

Visits to Espoo Hospital

Espoo Hospital’s visitor instructions were specified on 25 June 2020.

We have limited visits to Espoo Hospital until further notice to ensure everyone’s safety. We ask that close relatives visit patients at Espoo Hospital. We encourage other family members and friends to stay in touch with patients via phone or video calls, for example.

Instructions for a safe visit:

  • Contact the ward staff in advance to agree on a visit. The staff will meet a patient’s close relatives at the door of the ward to give them instructions.
  • Only two close relatives may visit a patient room at a time, and the maximum duration of a visit is 30 minutes.
  • You can visit the hospital if you are in full health, in other words you have no symptoms of a respiratory tract infection or stomach symptoms.
  • You may not visit the hospital if you are in quarantine due to travelling abroad, exposure to the coronavirus or a coronavirus infection.
  • You will have to wear a mask throughout your visit. The hospital will give you a mask.
  • Take care of good hand hygiene during your visit.
  • The hospital wards’ visiting hours are 10:00–14:00 and 14:30–19:00.
  • Villa Glims, the terminal care ward, is open to visitors from 10:00 to 19:00.

Visits to nursing homes

Relatives have been able to meet nursing home residents outdoors, in the units’ yards, since May. To ensure the safety of our residents, we have special visitor arrangements in place at our nursing homes.

  • Visitors should primarily meet our residents outdoors.
  • Always contact the nursing home staff in advance to agree on a visit.
  • We recommend that you avoid close contact during your visit. However, you are allowed to spend time outdoors together and for example push a wheelchair.
  • You can visit the nursing home if you are in full health, in other words you have no symptoms of a respiratory tract infection or stomach symptoms.
  • You may not visit the nursing home if you are in quarantine due to travelling abroad, exposure to the coronavirus or a coronavirus infection.
  • The staff will give you detailed visitor instructions that you absolutely must follow.
  • If it is necessary to meet a loved one indoors, we will make the required arrangements.