Guidance on visiting Hospice


At Hospice, it is our pleasure to care for people with life-limiting illnesses, supporting them to live well, their way, to the end of their lives.

Because of this we feel it is so important that at this uncertain time we take reasonable measures to protect the wellbeing of those using our services, our staff and volunteers.

Our In-Patient Unit at Southlands in Port Erin remains open, however, please note that we are now restricting visitor access to the Hospice site to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you have a loved one using our In-Patient services, we kindly ask that you follow the guidance below when visiting.

  • We kindly request that you consider using phone or video calling to visit your family or friend. Our staff and volunteers can help facilitate this for you.
  • For visiting around compassionate and sensitive times, please discuss this with a member of our nursing team.
  • We are so sorry but only family members are allowed to visit at the time of care related to end of life.
  • Please remember to sanitise your hands with the hand gel provided when you arrive at our unit, and where possible throughout your visit.

We sincerely apologise that we have to be so restrictive, but the safety of our whole Island depends on our collective response. We thank you most kindly for your understanding.

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