Posted by The NUH Bereavement Team
Hosted by The Bereavement Services Team
May 14, 2020
11:00 a.m. (GMT)
2:00 p.m. (GMT)
Contact the organiser
Nottingham University Hospital
About this Death Cafe
We are running a Death Cafe in light of Dying Matters Week 2020! Dying Matter's mission is to help people talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement, and to make plans for the end of life. This will involve a fundamental change in society in which dying, death and bereavement will be seen and accepted as the natural part of everybody’s life cycle.
Bereavement Services will be contributing to this coalition by hosting a Death Cafe inside our hospital where staff, patients and members of the public can all come together at the main hospital restaurant to talk openly in a supportive and non-agenda fuelled environment, although there will be professionals present should anyone want to pick their brains about anything!
The Queens Medical Centre Hospital,
D Floor Restaurant, West Block
Thursday 14th May
11am - 2pm (approximately)
This comes at an exciting time as we are also on our own mission to improve our service by building an entire new Bereavement Department which can be used as a hub for the whole hospital to utilise and, in turn, encourage a more open communication about death within our hospital and beyond!
Please contact us if you would like to join us at our Death Cafe! We are trying to open it up to as many people as possible but it would be helpful to know the numbers in advanced!
About The Bereavement Services Team
The Bereavement Services have been running at the Queen's Medical Centre and Nottingham City Hospital for over a decade. Our role is to support the relatives and friends of anyone who has died in hospital by facilitating all the legalities that must now take place. This includes the writing of death certificates and cremation forms, assisting the family with legally registering the death and supporting them when a referral to the coroner is necessary. We also assist the doctors with identifications of deceased patients in the mortuary and occasionally facilitate chapel of rest appointments for families. Currently, we are also responsible for supporting the Medical Examiner's whose role is to scrutinise all hospital deaths to ensure that all the right practices were carried out and to explain to the families what the cause of death is and give them the opportunity to raise any concerns.
Contact the organiser of this Death Cafe
Please also see: https://www.nuh.nhs.uk/bereavement-services/