Bereavement Care

Almost everyone, during their lifetime, will experience the death of someone close or someone known to them. Death can happen at any time of life. Sometimes it is expected, because of illness or ageing, sometimes it happens suddenly without warning. If someone dies after a life-threatening or life-limiting illness bereavement care may have begun prior to death, as the person and their family are helped to prepare for separation and loss. When death comes suddenly and unexpectedly bereavement care can only begin after death has occurred, and extra support may be needed to help loved ones manage their feelings of shock and grief.

If you have come to this page as a bereaved person we would like to offer you our sympathy, we trust that the resources available will be helpful to you.

The Bereavement Coordinator works with staff throughout the Trust to promote quality end of life and bereavement care. The Coordinator does not provide bereavement counselling but will signpost people to appropriate services.

The South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust’s booklet ‘When someone dies, Information, guidance and support for family and friends’’ contains practical information which may be useful for those who have experienced a recent bereavement, this includes living and coping with bereavement and a list of relevant support organisations.

The trust holds an annual service of remembrance for the parents and families of children and babies who have died in the Trust. The date for this service is posted on the Trust’s website and in the local press. This event is organised by the Forget me Not group and the Bereavement Support Midwife.

For additional information regarding grief and bereavement click here to go to the Bereaved NI Website


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Contact Details

Bereavement Coordinator

Home 3
Ulster Hospital
Dundonald
BT16 1RH

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