UPDATE 13.10.2021: We have now bid farewell to our wonderful visiting room. We hope that you all enjoyed comfortable visits here during the early stages of the pandemic. Visits will now all take place in house, subject to a lateral flow test as before. All bookings can be made by calling reception on 01962 855188.
Following confirmation of the new government guidelines regarding family visiting in care homes, we opened our lovely new visiting room on Monday 30th November. With the ongoing situation, we’re delighted that we are able to provide a safe, comfortable space for families to visit their loved ones.
As the covid-19 situation has continued, we have seen the new visiting pods pop up in care homes around the country. At Westacre, we want to ensure that family visits feel as normal and comfortable and as possible by converting one of our rooms into a secure visiting room. Put together by our in-house builders, the room has the following features:
We are able to provide visits by appointment for a maximum of 45 minutes. The time slots are 10.30 am, 11.30 am, 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm, 7 days a week. Following current government guidance for Winchester and the surrounding area, visits will allow for a maximum of two people from the same household. This will be reviewed as needed.
On arrival, please come to reception to complete a temperature check and visitor form. After, you will need to follow the signs round to the garden, which will lead you to the entrance of the visiting room. Here you will need to wash your hands using the facilities provided. After the 45 minutes is completed, please wipe down any surfaces with the provided wipes and make your way back through the garden.
We would like to reassure you that the health and wellbeing of your loved ones is always at the heart of our decision making, and as such, the following criteria will apply to all visits.
Please visit the government website for current guidance when visiting care homes.
If you’re new to Westacre and want to find out more about the action we have taken regarding COVID-19 please contact us via this link or by phoning 01962 855 188.