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The National Medical Examiner System

By |2019-07-23T10:31:48+01:00June 25th, 2019|Uncategorised|

A new medical examiner system is being rolled out across England and Wales to provide greater scrutiny of deaths. The reforms to the death certification process will introduce a unified system of scrutiny to all deaths in England and Wales that do not need investigation by a coroner. It will replace the current procedures for

Samaritans Scotland Providing Emotional Support

By |2019-07-09T09:32:27+01:00April 13th, 2019|Bereavement Support|

Samaritans Scotland share their impact Across Scotland, Samaritans volunteers spent more than 60,00 hours providing emotional support in 2018. Volunteers, from Scotland’s 19 branches were contacted more than 249,000 times last year. More than 750 volunteers in Scotland give up their time every month to support Samaritans 24 hour listening service, contributing the equivalent of

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Recognise the Signs

By |2019-07-22T09:57:41+01:00April 13th, 2019|Bereavement Support|

Recognising the signs of PTSD Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and traumatic grief can have a huge impact on people who are recently bereaved, especially if the death was sudden. The months and weeks that follow an unexpected or sudden bereavement can be very overwhelming and confusing for the bereaved relatives/loved ones. Support and guidance from healthcare

Memorial Agreed for Babies at Belfast City Cemetery

By |2019-07-09T10:15:37+01:00April 13th, 2019|Bereavement Support|

Belfast City Cemetery: memorial agreed for babies Babies who died shortly after birth or who were stillborn will be commemorated by a sculpture in Belfast City Cemetery with a sculpture carved by the artist Charlotte Howarth. The Sculpture will be a baby sleeping on a bed of leaves. After the initial proposal of a rock

Derriford Bereavement Unit – Plans Move Forward

By |2019-07-09T10:16:24+01:00April 13th, 2019|Bereavement Support|

Plans for the new Derriford bereavement unit 100 of supporters of the Snowdrop Appeal have had their say on the new bereavement unit at Derriford Hospital, which will be part of the Maternity Services. The Snowdrop Appeal (set up by Grey and Jen Philips) had a stillborn baby, Jasmine Philips at 32 weeks gestation on

Government drops plans to hike probate fees

By |2019-07-09T10:16:43+01:00April 9th, 2019|Bereavement Support|

Government drops plans to hike probate fees paid by bereaved families ahead of the general election Controversial plans to raise fees paid by bereaved families are to be scrapped ahead of the general elections. Probate fees, which is the charges paid to the government when someone dies had been due to rise to up to