Dying Matters 2019: Are We Ready?

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Dying Matters Awareness Week takes place between 13 – 19 May and encourages people to think about dying.

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 The CCG wants everyone to start talking about dying! Not a statement you would expect from the local NHS, but as part of Dying Matters Week (13 -19 May), we want to encourage people to talk about preparing for end of life so that we can all be ready.

This year’s Dying Matters theme is “Are We Ready?” which can be interpreted in many different ways. There are the practical questions like funeral planning and cost but also emotional and spiritual questions.

Such questions are best faced with the help of others and that’s why it is so important for us to be willing to talk about dying. For this Dying Matters Week, NHS Thurrock CCG will be working with St Luke’s Hospice to encourage people to think about what they would need to do to make having the conversation about dying easier. We will be supporting events at a number of locations across Thurrock, run by St Luke’s Hospice, so feel free to come along and have a chat! See the times and locations below:

Tuesday 14 May
Costa Coffee, Western Avenue, Lakeside Retail Park RM20 3LP near TKMAXX from 10am to 2pm
St Margaret’s Church, The Green, Stanford le Hope, SS17 0EP – a talk on Dying Matters from 10am to 12pm

Wednesday 15 May
St John’s Church, Corringham, SS17 8WU – talk on what you can do to prepare from 1pm to 3pm

You can find out more about the Dying Matters Awareness Week on the Dying Matters website