Thursday 23 November 2017

Wexford General hosts annual service of remembrance

By esther hayden

Wexford General Hospital is holding its annual Service of Remembrance at Clonard Church, on Friday, November 11 at 7.30pm.

This is the sixth year of this well attended event. The purpose of the service is to provide an opportunity for bereaved families and hospital staff to come together to remember loved ones who died at Wexford General Hospital or loved ones who died elsewhere but who had a significant connection with the hospital.

The Service of Remembrance is particularly intended for families and friends of those who have died in Wexford General Hospital between October 1, 2015 and September 30, 2016. However, all who have experienced human loss are welcome. It is intended to be both an ecumenical and secular service - a time to share memories, to comfort and be comforted. Tea and coffee will be served afterwards.

Feedback from families, staff and the public has been very positive with the event striking a chord with all involved.

Wexford General Hospital is one of over 40 hospitals taking part in the Hospice Friendly Hospitals (HFH) Programme, an initiative of the Irish Hospice Foundation since 2007, whose main aim is to improve the culture of care delivered at end of life in Ireland, so that patients, families and staff all benefit.

A Standing Committee for End of Life Care was set up in Wexford General Hospital in 2007 to look at ways to improve the way care is delivered at end of life on a hospital-wide basis. In addition to organising the Service of Remembrance annually, the work has included initiatives such as the sending of sympathy cards.

Wexford People

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