It’s an inevitable part of life that not many like to talk about, but it will affect all of our lives at some point, and eventually we’ll succumb to it to. Death happens to everyone and it’s a normal part of nature’s order, and being aware of it, but not dwelling on it, is a key aspect of living a happy, full and productive life.

Dying Matters Week falls on the 14th-20th of May this year and is a chance to bring awareness to the charity. Dying Matters aims to bring conversations and talking about the subject of death and bereavement into the national agenda. They believe if death isn’t such a taboo subject then people will lead happier lives and prepare for their funeral arrangements more often, which will help their families in their time of need.

Local Events

 

Monday 14th May 

The Hillingdon Hospitals - NHS Foundation Trust

Dying Matters Week stall – information, advice, discussion

Come and learn about the End of Life Symbol Initiative.

Vote for your favoured symbol

Choices Restaurant 12 – 2 pm

 

Michael Sobell House Hospice, Mount Vernon Hospital

Kavit Shah from Balance Consultancy will be speaking about wills LPA and funeral  planning – all welcome

14.00-15.00 pm Day Care Unit at MSH

 

Tuesday 15th May

The Hillingdon Hospitals - NHS Foundation Trust

Dying Matters Week - What have we done? What can you do?

Find out about plans to improve end of life care across the Trust.

Discuss how each of us can make a difference

Education Centre 1- 2pm

 

Uxbridge Library

Dying Matters Week Stall with information, advice and discussion

10.00-14.00 pm

 

Wednesday 16th May

The Hillingdon Hospitals - NHS Foundation Trust

Dying Matters Week stall – information, advice, discussion

Come and learn about the End of Life Symbol Initiative.

 Vote for your favoured symbol

Choices Restaurant 12 – 2 pm

 

Michael Sobell House Hospice, Mount Vernon  Hospital

Afternoon tea in reception area to ask any questions people may have about the hospice – open to public

14.00-15.00 pm   

                                                    

Thursday 17th May

The Hillingdon Hospitals - NHS Foundation Trust

Dying Matters Week stall – information, advice, discussion

Come and learn about the End of Life Symbol Initiative.

Vote for your favoured  symbol

Choices Restaurant 12 – 2 pm

Friday 18th May

The Hillingdon Hospitals - NHS Foundation Trust

Completion of the Wall of Remembrance

The Hillingdon Hospital

For more information Dying Matters Awareness Week