To support families during this painful stage, the hospital has carefully put together a booklet entitled ‘help for you following bereavement’ which contains help and advice to overcome the immediate and long term effects of dealing with grief, as well as being an aid to the practicalities associated with the loss of a loved one.
The booklet includes information on:
- What to do first following a death
- Registering a death
- People to inform following a death
- Finance and legal issues
- Cremations and burials
A copy of the booklet will be offered to the deceased’s family by the hospital’s relatives officer following a death.
The hospital has a chapel and a chaplain who are here to offer support and comfort.
Many people find that making a donation in their loved ones memory really helps them come to terms with their loss whilst others consider organ donation as a way of helping others and bringing meaning to the death of a loved one. Find out more about organ donation from the NHS Transplant website.