Bereavement services during the Coronavirus pandemic

Contact the Prospect Hospice family support team on 01793 816127

This video about grieving in exceptional times from our colleagues at The Irish Hospice Foundation may help:

On behalf of the bereavement team at Prospect Hospice we would like to extend to you our heartfelt condolences if you have recently experienced the death of someone close to you.

The death of someone important to us is often one of the most difficult things that we have to face in life, and the emotions and responses that we have at these times can often feel very confusing and overwhelming – and perhaps more so in the midst of the current COVID-19 pandemic, with all the uncertainties it brings..

The family support and bereavement team at Prospect Hospice remain available to you for emotional and bereavement support, and in common with health providers across the country, we are having to adapt the way we work in order to keep our clients and staff safe at the present time. We are not currently providing in-person bereavement-related services, but we continue to be there for you if you need our support, initially via telephone and, shortly, via soon-to-be –introduced online face to face contact.

We continue to work alongside other Prospect services such as our community teams, hospice at home, hospital teams and the wider community to ensure that our specialist care and support remains available to you and your families.

Our contact details are available to you at the top of this web page and you are welcome to get in touch at any time for emotional and psychological support, advice or information. Please leave your message and contact details on our voice mail and a member of the team will contact you as soon as possible. We remain diligent in ensuring that your information and data are kept safe and confidential.

On this website you will also be able to find information about living with loss after a bereavement and more specifically how our grief -and the way we grieve – might be impacted by the current COVID-19 pandemic. We suggest ways in which you might be able to look after yourself and others during these exceptional times.