We are committed to supporting family and friends throughout their contact with the hospice, and this includes support after a patient has died.
We allow the bereaved the space, time and opportunity to tell their story as many times as they need to without judgement, without advice and without preconceptions. We give the bereaved the opportunity to be heard.
How can the Bereavement Support team help?
Our Bereavement Support Co-ordinator and volunteers offer support to suit each individual. This might be spending some time together with a member of staff or a trained volunteer, on the telephone or at the hospice. We also offer informal support sessions at the hospice, where small groups meet to share their experiences and support one another. These sessions can involve taking part in discussions, memory work, art work and other activities group members may wish to be involved with.
We can help patients, families and friends talk about issues raised by death and dying and we may also help in planning a funeral.
We also hold remembrance services for family members to attend if they wish.