The administration of Id-Dar tal-Providenza has introduced new measures to enable visits to residents by their relatives who will be given an appointment. The duration of these visits is not to exceed 15 minutes.
Some visits have already started taking place and it seems the arrangements have been very well received as can be seen by the comment received by one of the relatives.
“A sincere well done for the initiative to allow me to meet my sister after long weeks during which I couldn’t get anywhere near her at Id-Dar tal-Providenza in Siġġiewi because of precautionary measures taken necessarily for the protection and well being of the residents.
Making a smart phone available was already a step in the right direction to establish contact with the residents as best as possible in these extraordinary circumstances. Now the Home’s administration has come up with another improvement making it possible to see our loved ones. I made an appointment and managed to meet up with my sister from behind a perspex. It was for me a truly beautiful moment because we saw each other and were near each other as much as humanly possible as well. Thank you for all that you are doing.”
Visiting hours during the week will be evenings only between 3.45pm and 6.00pm whilst on Saturdays and Sundays visits may happen between 9.30am and 11.00am as well as between 4.00pm and 6.00pm.
Relatives may show their wish to visit residents by calling on 2146 2844 with their details. Someone from administration will be calling back to inform them about the date and time of the booking of their appointment.
One of the first measures that Dar tal-Providenza took to safeguard the residents and the Support workers from the Corona Virus pandemic was to stop the usual visits by family and friends to residents in our homes. For that reason, in the middle of April the Home invested in a number of smart phones to ensure that the residents will still be able to maintain contact with their relatives and friends and vice-versa.