The Bereavement and Donation Team consists of clinical and administrative staff who can help support and guide you in the immediate period following a bereavement.
You may have been provided with a bereavement booklet on the ward, if you were unable to receive the booklet, please see the links below for additional information:
Royal Preston Hospital: https://www.rns.uk/royal-preston-hospital-16938-3
Chorley District Hospital: https://www.rns.uk/chorley-south-ribble-hospital-55563
The Bereavement Team are a specialist team who may contact you in the days following your loved one’s death.
Most people have their own support in friends and family and may not require additional support.
Should you feel you need additional support, the Bereavement and Donation Team are able to provide emotional support surrounding a bereavement. The team are not here to provide counselling; however, they can offer a safe space to explore feelings and emotions you may be experiencing.
In addition, the team can offer:
- Discussion and support in what matters most to you
- Support with memory making
- Information on tissue donation
- Signpost to other services, agencies and charities where appropriate
- Support to staff who are bereaved
You may be referred to the team by your ward or you can call to discuss your individual support needs.
Where to find us:
The Bereavement Centre, Royal Preston hospital, Next to the Sharoe Green Maternity Centre and behind Education Centre 1
It is also marked as Cream Street 11 on the Royal Preston Site map.
Which is availble as a downloadable site map on the page here https://www.lancsteachinghospitals.nhs.uk/site-maps
Monday to Friday 9-5pm
The Bereavement Centre is based at Royal Preston Hospital (closed weekends and bank holidays)
Contact telephone number: 01772 522258
If your loved one died at Chorley, then please contact the General Office
Contact telephone number: 01257 245285
Further Information and Support:
The Good Grief Trust www.thegoodgrieftrust.org
NHS Blood and Transplant https://www.nhsbt.nhs.uk/what-we-do/transplantation-services/tissue-and-eye-services/