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Local support and other useful links

LOCAL 

End of Life Care in Wirral

The End of Life Care in Wirral website provides easy access to a range of support so that people at the end of their life, their families and carers can find the services that they need in one convenient location.  

With guidance on planning ahead, including links to social care and organ donation information, the site also signposts people to practical and emotional advice such as what to do when someone dies, supporting children through loss and help for carers. Health and social care professionals will also benefit from the online resource with access to policies, guidelines and training. 

 

Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre

The Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre is based near the WRVS at the front entrance to Outpatients Department at Arrowe Park Hospital. It provides a free, confidential drop in service for anyone affected by cancer. 

 

Chaplaincy Service

Our hospital chaplaincy service is available to everyone. They have time to spend with anyone who needs to talk in confidence or would appreciate support. 

 

Bereavement Service

Our Bereavement Service aims to ensure that the families of patients who have passed away in our hospital are cared for from the point of losing their loved one.

 

Wirral Hospice St John's

The Clatterbridge based adults' hospice that provides free care and support to patients with life-limiting illnesses including cancer, heart, liver and kidney disease, respiratory and neurological conditions.

 

Clatterbridge Cancer Centre

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre is one of the largest networked cancer centres in the UK. From ten operating sites across Merseyside and Cheshire it treats over 30,000 patients a year.

 

GENERAL

Dying Matters

The Dying Matters features useful support and information for people with life limiting illnesses and their families or carers.

 

Macmillan Cancer Support

The Macmillan website provides a comprehensive resource of local services such as benefits advice services, information and support centres, practical help and support groups and volunteering opportunities.

 

Organ Donation

Organ donation is often the best and sometimes the only treatment available for those who suffer disease or failure of a major organ. 

 

The Cinnamon Trust

The Cinnamon Trust is the only specialist national charity which seeks to relieve the anxieties and problems faced by elderly or terminally ill pet owners. They oversee a national network of volunteers to provide practical help when any aspect of day to day care poses a problem. A national fostering service is provided for pets whose owners face a spell in hospital and the charity alsoprovides long term care for pets whose owners have died or moved to residential accommodation which will not accept pets.

 

Bereavement Support

CRUSE

Cruse Bereavement Care is the leading national charity for bereaved people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It offers support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies and works to enhance society’s care of bereaved people.

 

Compassionate Friends 

The Compassionate Friends offer many different kinds of support for bereaved families. 

 

The Child Bereavement Trust 

Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement.

 

For children and young people:

Hope Again

Hope Again is Cruse Bereavement Care's website for young people.  Cruse is a national charity that provides support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone close to them dies. 

Winston's Wish 

Winston’s Wish was established to meet the needs of bereaved children and their families and offers a range of practical support and guidance on bereavement to children, their families and professionals via a national helpline and publications for all ages. 

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