Staff from East Surrey Hospital will come together on Saturday, 24 November, for a remembrance service commemorating the lives of people who have died whilst in hospital.
Vlada Rakin, hospital chaplain said: “We understand the importance of providing an opportunity for friends and family to remember loved ones who have died at East Surrey Hospital. The chaplaincy and palliative care teams work together to ensure a service is offered which gives space for reflection and prayer. We welcome everyone to join us.”
The service will be held in the atrium of the postgraduate education centre at East Surrey Hospital, Redhill, RH1 5RH. The atrium is a calm and welcoming space with plenty of natural light. The service lasts around 45 minutes and includes a time for those who want to reflect on memories that are personal to them. It is an important part of the healing process to be able to talk and this is an opportunity to meet others who understand what it is to lose someone they love.
Elaine Edwards, Macmillian lead nurse for palliative and end of life care, said: “If you are attending one of our services, you are welcome to bring a flower, pebble or photo of your loved one. There will also be light refreshments and an opportunity to talk with our chaplaincy team.
“We welcome everyone to join us, regardless of religion and belief. It is important that people from all religions and beliefs can come together to celebrate the memory of people they loved.”
If you would like to attend the service please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01737 768511 x2660.
The service will take place on 24 November at 11am- at the Atrium, East Surrey Hospital. There will be refreshments provided (tea, coffee and cake).