As we begin to enter a new phase of this pandemic I wanted to update you on our services and let you know about our free Online Bereavement Support, that is available to support anyone who might be going through a difficult time.
Here at St John’s Hospice we are keeping busy by ensuring we continue to provide excellent end of life care to our patients both in the hospice and out in the community. As we speak our Doctors and nurses are working hard on the frontline making sure we are still delivering the care our patients deserve.
Coronavirus has impacted the entire world and whilst numbers are declining slowly the impact has left terrible devastation. Many families and friends have lost loved ones during this time and this has affected people right here on our doorstep in Bedfordshire.
At Sue Ryder we are working both on a national and local level to provide online bereavement support to anyone who is in need. Our national website has an online bereavement support and free counselling sessions and locally our Family Support team have launched a telephone hotline to offer an ear to those who’ve experienced bereavement either because of Covid-19 or during this period of lockdown. We want to make people aware that if they have been affected by this current crisis there is somewhere to turn.
Sue Ryder provides a range of online bereavement support, including free video counselling delivered through trained bereavement counsellors; an online community forum offering 24 hour peer to peer support and a wide range of advice and resources for people who are grieving or supporting someone through bereavement, to find out more please visit sueryder.org/support
We have already experienced an 84% increase in demand for this online service over the last 3 weeks. For any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch and do let us know how you’re coping, we’re all in this together.