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.
Bereavement Group Schedule 2019/20
Monday October 28th 1:30pm
Chetham Arms Pub for lunch
83 High Street, Chapletown, Bolton BL7 0EW
Tel: 01204 853597
www.chetharms.co.uk (order in advance)
Monday November 25th 1:30pm
Making Christmas Decorations in the Hospice Day Unit
(bring a 4cm x 4cm photo of a loved one to put in the decoration)
Tuesday December 24th 2:00pm
Hospice Day Unit Carol Service
(Refreshments to follow)
Monday January 27th 7:30pm
A thriller called Deathtrap at Bolton Little Theatre 27 Hanover St, Bolton BL1 4TG
by Ira Levin
Sidney Bruhl, a previously successful writer of stage thrillers, is suffering from writer’s block. When it appears that a script written by one of his students, Clifford, is sure to be a hit, Sidney jokingly refers to the idea of murdering Clifford in order to steal the play, in conversation with Myra, his wife. Or is it a joke? Is Clifford really in danger? Is Myra? Murder, deceit, apparently innocent dialogue with hidden, sinister meanings, plot reveals and unexpected twists make Deathtrap a classic thriller, which ran for years on Broadway.
Cost £9 per ticket in advance from John
Monday February 24th at 1:00pm
A Carvery meal at The Watermillock Crompton Way, Bolton BL1 8TJ
Monday March 23rd at 1:30pm
Riverton Barn, Rivington, Bolton BL6 7SB (short walk if weather’s good)
Bereavement Walking / Social Group upcoming events
We also run a walking/social group that normally meets on the last Monday of the month (apart from December). We listen to suggestions from the group as to where we walk. It is always a non-demanding walk that ends in a café for much needed refreshments.