Bereavement counselling and support is available at St Luke’s Combined Hospices through the bereavement department, which is co-ordinated by a health professional and staffed by a group of trained volunteer counsellors.
Some bereaved people find it helpful to talk to a counsellor about the range of emotions that are part of a grieving process and how to come to terms with their loss, while others don’t require this support. The grieving process is very individual, and that is respected by the counsellors.
Any relatives or close friends of patients at St Luke’s Combined Hospices may request free counselling following the death of a loved one. If the bereaved person wants counselling, it can take place on the phone or face-to-face for up to 13 months after the death.
The bereavement department is also able to assist with requests for bereavement counselling from outside of St Luke’s Combined Hospices, by referring them to appropriate organisations or counsellors in the community.
If you wish to contact us about any bereavement issues, please do so on: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact our Bereavement Coordinator on tel: 021 797 5335