Drop-in events to find out more about the bereavement service at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary

The bereavement team at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary.
The bereavement team at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary.

Staff at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) will mark the fifth year of the Royal Lancaster Infirmary’s (RLI) bereavement service with a week of events.

The drop-in events, which are at the RLI and open to staff and the public, are on Tuesday August 21 - 11am – 12pm and 12pm-1pm, Bereavement support for children’s deaths – Tigerlily, Seminar Room 2, Education Centre; 1pm – 2pm and 2pm-3pm - Lancaster Islamic Society - Q&A, Seminar 2,

Education centre; Thursday August 23 - 10am - 11am, The role of the Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist in Palliative Care - Elaine Hemingway, Seminar room 2, Education Centre; 11am – 12pm, What do you talk about over coffee with Ian Dewer, Seminar room 2, Education Centre; 12 – 1pm, Q&A – Ascension Funeral Director, Seminar room 2, Education Centre; 1pm – 2pm and 2pm-3pm - Q&A - Lancaster Islamic Society, Seminar room 2 Education centre; 3pm-4pm - What is a Bereavement Midwife, Q&A with Celia Sykes and Becky Bleackley, Seminar room 2, Education centre.

The bereavement service was opened on August 21, 2013 by Lancaster GP and end of life care lead Dr Peter Nightingale and was the first of its kind for the Trust. The service spans the final hours, weeks and months of a person’s life; as well as the actual day of death and include services for grieving relatives.

If you would like to find out more contact bereavement.office@mbht.nhs.uk.