If you are visiting this section of the website following the death of a relative or friend we would like to offer you, your family and friends our sincere sympathy.
If you would like support at this difficult time please see the links below to websites which can offer you information, help and guidance.
The Western Trust’s Bereavement Booklet ‘When Someone Close To You Dies’ contains practical information which may be useful to you in the days ahead. Helpful information on living and coping with bereavement and a list of relevant support agencies is also included.
The Trust holds remembrance services annually for the parents and families of children and babies who have died and also for the relatives and friends of those who have died in ICU / HDU. The dates for these services will be posted on the website site and in the local press once confirmed.
A Book of Remembrance for babies and children is available in both Altnagelvin and the Erne Hospitals. Many parents and family members choose to write some words in memory of their child which is then included in the book. If you would like to do this or to view the books of Remembrance please contact the Trust Bereavement Coordinator / or contact the maternity wards in Altnagelvin Hospital or the Erne Hospital.
Carole McKeeman is the Western Trust Bereavement Coordinator who works with staff to promote bereavement care, standards and training across the Trust and can be contacted at 028 7134 5171 ext 5545 / 5548.
Lifeline Crisis Response (0808 808 8000)
If you, or someone you know, is in distress or despair, no matter what your age or where you live in Northern Ireland, Lifeline is there to help you. Lifeline counsellors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to listen and give you the help and support you need, in confidence. Calls are free from all UK landlines and mobiles.