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Temperatures taken as you enter Alice House

A new contactless wrist temperature reader has been installed in the reception area at Alice House!

A contactless wrist temperature reader has been installed in the reception area of the main Hospice building and is available for all staff, visitors, volunteers, contractors, etc. to use when entering.

One of the common symptoms of COVID-19 is a high temperature, which has resulted in the introduction of thermal imaging devices in many public areas (i.e. airports, care homes, schools, hospitals, workplaces, etc.) for self-testing.

The Hospice has decided that the introduction of a self-scanning temperature reader will help users to decide if they have a non-symptomatic temperature, which will influence their decision as to whether they are well enough to remain in the Hospice building.

Some of the key features of the self-scanning temperature reader are that it is contactless and therefore prevents cross infection, it is accurate to within 0.3°C and can operate within a range of 1-3 cm.

The health data from the self-scanning temperature reader will not be recorded and stored and will only be processed at the point of entry by the user in order for them to make an informed decision about remaining in the Hospice building.

The Hospice’s Privacy Notice, which can be found on the website at https://www.alicehousehospice.co.uk/cookies-and-privacy-policy/ will reflect this handling of information.

Sandra Britten, Deputy Chief Executive at Alice House said, “The temperature reader is there for anyone entering the building to use and will help people make an informed decision about whether or not they should remain.  This is a great stride forward in ensuring the safety of our patients, colleagues and visitors as the Covid-19 pandemic continues.”

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Registered office: Alice House, Wells Avenue, Hartlepool, TS24 9DA.