Dying Matters @ Torbay Hospital

Event Details

10 May 2017 to 11 May 2017
Event Region:
South West
Contact Name: Sam Brenton, Lead Cancer Nurse/Matron Cancer Services
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Torbay Hospital

This year, Dying Matters is asking everybody a simple question - “What Can You Do?" Talking and planning ahead for dying, death and bereavement is really important. But people also need practical help and support and there are plenty of things we can do to help each other.  So please think about what you can do to offer help and support to people who may be coping with dying, death and bereavement, whether it is friends, neighbours, a work colleague or someone in your wider community.
Awareness Week is an unparalleled opportunity to place the importance of talking about dying, death and bereavement firmly on the national agenda. The Trust will be launching the new End of Life Strategy in the coming weeks and this is a superb opportunity to raise early awareness that End of Life matters to everyone.
On Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 May there will be a stall and resources available in the main entrance, we would like to encourage you all to come along, find out more and have an opportunity to talk to the team.
Each day of Awareness Week, the national team will be releasing factsheets covering topics such as financial benefits, pain management, non-traditional funerals, and homelessness and talking to young people about dying, death and bereavement. These will be available in the main entrance so do try to read them. There will also be daily Twitter chats from 1pm - 2pm on these subjects, so please do join in.
·         Monday - Pain Management
·         Tuesday - Talking to bereaved children
·         Wednesday - Digital Legacy
·         Thursday - Finance and benefits
·         Friday - How to have a good funeral
Follow the week on Twitter using the hashtag #WhatCanYouDo.

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