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Bereavement Support in the Medical Social Work Department

Bereavement is a normal part of the life cycle and, although it may be difficult at times, grieving the death of a loved one is a normal response to death that affects everyone during their life. 

The Medical Social Work Dept., MMUH currently provides a limited bereavement service to Next Of Kin / families of patients who die in the hospital including practical and counselling supports, post-mortem and organ retention support; education and training to hospital / medical staff, and participates in the Hospice Friendly Hospitals (HfH) programme regarding improving end-of-life care. 

We also host a bi-annual bereavement support evening in which the next-of-kin or family members of all deceased in the Mater Misericordiae Hospital are invited to attend.

Useful Documents

pdf file icon Information on bereavement (361 kbs)

pdf file icon Coping with death - for children aged 6 to 12 (501 kbs)

pdf file icon Helping teenagers to cope with death (411 kbs)

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