From the Cudeca Hospice we want to send a message that will help the families and patients that we care to have peace of mind. We know that it is difficult these days when there is so much news in all media and in such a dizzying way.
We believe that we must send a clear and real message of the current situation and extend the protection measures that we have been already taking for days.
To date, we do not know of any confirmed case of infection and/or coronavirus disease in any worker, family member or patient, so our current objective is to increase preventive measures to continue with the isolation achieved.
We are attentive to general prevention measures and especially to everything related to this epidemic.
The measures that the Cudeca Foundation has turned into are:
- Access to the Cudeca Center is restricted to all those people who do not belong to the institution
- All volunteer activities are suspended, including charity shops which will be closed from today
- Teleworking measures have been adopted where posible
- Essential supplies are being collected to support health activity, and cleaning has been reinforced in particularly sensitive areas, following the recommendations of the health authorities. Instructions have been given to hygiene and prevention professionals
- All training events, practices and meetings scheduled for March 2020 have been suspended
- The Day Unit has been temporarily closed
- Outpatient consultations at our center are limited to those that are essential
- Special attention should be paid to the In-Patient Unit, which we wish to protect by not allowing access to outside personnel
- Visits to admitted patients are restricted as much as possible to only 2 family members at a time, and it is recommended that no visits be made if any of the visitors present symptoms of flu or catarrh. All these measures are aimed at stopping the spread of the disease and, especially, at protecting the most vulnerable people, the patients we care for, their families, and also, in a very special way, the health professionals, professional assistants and reception staff of the Cudeca Hospice, who make up the team that cares for so many sick people every day, trying to reduce the risk of them being affected by this epidemic
These measures are temporary, and will be adapted or graduated according to the evolution of the situation, always following the instructions given to us by the Health Authorities.
We know that you all support Cudeca and that once this crisis is over, we will need your help and commitment to continue “adding life to the days" of the people who need us the most.