For patients and families Visiting Hours Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: The hospice is currently closed to visitors. In line with all health care providers, we have had to regrettably close the hospice to all visitors. This has been a very difficult decision; however, it is essential as a precautionary measure to protect our vulnerable patients against the risk of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Katharine House is following guidance from the government and Public Health England, and regret that the current pandemic as required us to take this decision. If you have any questions, please contact us on 01295 811 866. There are no regular visiting hours at the Hospice. Family are welcome to visit at any time of the day or night. Children are very much encouraged to visit too. We also have a children's playroom with toys and games if they would prefer to spend some time in there. If patients would like to see their pets, they are very welcome too. If you'd like to visit a friend or family member and would like more information on visiting, please contact us on 01295 811 866.