Dying Matters

Dying Matters Week 11th-17th May 2020

Dying to be heard, let’s talk about it. This week is Dying Matters week (11 – 15 May) and we want to let you know that we are here for you. With so many families losing loved ones during the current pandemic, never more have these conversations been so important.

Although it can be hard to talk about death, dying and bereavement, as well as planning for the end of life, we’ve put together a wide range of information and resources that we will be sharing throughout the week to help encourage more open conversations because we want to help those who are #dyingtobeheard.

Supporting those "Dying to be heard"

Hospice Listens

For Hospice Isle of Man, providing end of life care is about ensuring our patients are as comfortable as possible and that we are delivering what matters to them, so that they can live well, their way, to the end of their life.

Bereavement Support

For Hospice, providing family support is especially important and sensitive. From one-to-one support for individuals to family group work and ‘drop in’ sessions, if you are ‘dying to be heard’, our Bereavement Support team are here to listen.

Young Person Support Services

Our Young Person’s Support Service is here to make sure any child or young person up to the age of 21 who has come into contact with Hospice either through a relative or as a patient themselves, is heard.

Rainbow Room

For any family on the Isle of Man bereaved by the loss of a child, our ‘Rainbow Room’ in Rebecca House provides a private, intimate and special place of rest where the family have the opportunity to be able to spend extra time with child.

A Lasting Legacy

When writing a will, ensuring that loved ones are cared for will understandably be the priority for most people. However, have you also considered leaving a gift to charitable causes that are close to your heart?

A friend to the end

A friend to the end is a wonderful programme from Compassionate Isle of Man which is specifically designed to provide companionship and support to people in the last 72 hours of their life.

Advance Care Planning

Thinking ahead and writing your future health care preferences down in an Advance Care Plan will ensure that should you ever lack capacity to voice them yourself, your voice can still be heard.

Before I die I want to

Your comment is personal to you, and we would love to hear all about what you want to do before you die, so please get involved and share the opportunity with your friends and family.

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