Blythe House temporarily closes hospice building

High Peak's Blythe House Hospicecare has confirmed it has closed its hospice building until further notice to help keep its staff and volunteers safe.

The Chapel-based hospice has taken the decision following the major measures imposed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson last night (Monday) to slow the spread of coronavirus. 

Nevertheless, the hospice's services are continuing in the local community

It is still providing 24/7 Hospice at Home care to people at the end of their lives in their own homes, offering support over the phone to patients, families, elderly and vulnerable people, collecting groceries and medication for patients as well as elderly or vulnerable members of the community in line with the Government's social distancing measures. 

Anyone who has a general enquiry for the hospice can call 01298 815 388 or if you require support or assistance you can call 01298 816 990. 

Meanwhile, all non-essential meetings and sessions at the hospice or in the local community have been cancelled for the time being - including coffee mornings, out-patient clinics, weekly support groups and walking for health sessions. 

The hospice charity shops in Whaley Bridge, Buxton, Chapel-en-le-Frith and New Mills are also closed until further notice. People are also kindly asked not to leave donations outside the shops or on the pavement. 

Blythe House say it is liaising closely with event sponsors and co-organisers to determine what will happen to future fundraising events. National events that its supporters are involved in, such as the London Marathon, have already been postponed. 

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