Nightingale House Hospice holds event in support of Dying Matters awareness week

A Wrexham hospice is supporting an awareness week about opening up means of dialogue over death.

Nightingale House Hospice is supporting the national Dying Matters Week – with the 2020 theme of Dying To Be Heard focussing on how to help by listening.

Dying Matters is a coalition of organisations who think it is important for people to talk about what is important to them in relation to their death.

In preparation for the week Nightingale House is hosting an information evening to help local organisations, institutions, groups or businesses put on their own event with confidence and have ‘the’ conversation.

If your organisation, institution or group would be interested in finding out more or feel you might like to be involved in May, visit Nightingale House Hospice on Thursday, January 30 between 4.30pm and 6pm.

Kay Ryan, outpatient services coordinator, said: “It sounds like a morbid subject to encourage people to talk about.

“We all hope for a long and healthy life, but we are not immortal and unfortunately ill health or accidents do happen.

“We can probably all think of circumstances around someone’s death where we thought, ‘I wouldn’t want that to happen to me or, anyone I care about’ or ‘I wouldn’t know what to do if that happened to one of my family or friends’.

“Talking about these things doesn’t make them happen any sooner but it can help people think about what is or would be important to them”.

If you would like to attend, please ring Nightingale House Hospice Reception on 01978 316800 and leave you name and contact details.