Sadly, one in five patients admitted to critical care die despite all the most appropriate treatments and care. The bereavement department at the hospital will to support you as much as they can and further help and advice can be found through the organisations below.
If you would like to arrange a bereavement follow-up with the team to understand more about why your loved one died, please contact
Gaynor.Mathieu@wales.nhs.uk or 029 2074 3084.
Here are some resources that may help:
When a family loses a child or young adult the effects are devastating for all who knew and loved them. 2WishUponAStar aims to ensure that all those affected by the sudden and traumatic death of a child or a young adult aged 25 or under throughout Wales receive the important support they deserve.
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide are a self-help organisation that exist to help those who have been bereaved by suicide. They also have a National Helpline which is open 9am – 9pm daily.
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. They have some excellent information leaflets that explain how best to explain to a child that someone has died and how to support them.
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