Dying matters – it’s time to have those difficult conversations

News: Dying matters

Dying Matters Awareness Week offers us all an opportunity to open up conversation around the difficult subjects of dying, death and bereavement.  

This year’s week (10-16 May) focuses on the importance of being in a good place to die. There is no right or wrong place to die; it will be different for everyone. But the pandemic has proven that it is more important than ever for people to think about it, talk about it and plan for it.   

Mary Nash (Bexley) and Charlotte Steward (Greenwich), our lead nurses for end of life care, will be supporting Dying Matters Week by starting these conversations with patients and staff.  

Join them from noon to 2pm: 

  • On Wednesday (12 May 2021) near the canteen at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich 
  • On Friday (14 May 2021) in the foyer of Memorial Hospital, Shooters Hill. 

Charlotte said: “We want people of all ages to be in a good place when they die – physically, emotionally and with the right care in place to ensure your wishes are considered by those looking after you.” 

Find out more information on https://www.dyingmatters.org and show your support using the hashtags: #DMAW21 and #InAGoodPlace. 

Other resources

Register for a free Greenwich & Bexley Online Death Cafe BST on 12 May at 7.30PM to talk to others about death and dying. 

Join Cruise Bereavement’s Walk and Talk Group, which meets every Tuesday morning, 10am to noon in Danson Park car park. Call Bereavement Care Bexley and Bromley on 020 8304 5245, to register your interest.  

Published on 10th May 2021