Limerick event to focus on living with loss

UHL End of Life Care Coordinator Rebecca Lloyd.

UNIVERSITY Hospital Limerick (UHL) is joining with the Limerick Bereavement Network and the Irish Hospice Foundation to host a public information meeting on dealing with death.

‘Living With Loss’ is a free event that will be held in the hospital’s Clinical Education and Research Centre (CERC) on Monday, May 8 from 6.30pm to 9pm.

UHL End of Life Care Coordinator Rebecca Lloyd, said: “The ‘Living With Loss’ event aims to create a space where people who have experienced bereavement, or are concerned about a family member or friend who is grieving, will find connection, support and solace.”

“There are a range of services available locally for people who are grieving, and there will be representatives from those services in attendance to deliver information about supports and living with bereavement,” Ms Lloyd added.

Among the speakers delivering presentations at the event are Milford Care Centre Social Worker Estelle McGinley, who will discuss the effects of bereavement; Irish Hospice Foundation Bereavement Development Officer Dr Amanda Roberts, who will speak on the specific theme of living with loss and UHL Artist in Residence Kevin Toolis, who will provide his own personal insights on the subject.

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Anyone who is living with loss can get help by calling the national Bereavement Support Line on 1800-807077 from 10am to1pm, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays). When lines are busy, callers are asked to leave contact details so their call can be returned.

Those interested in attending are asked to register online here