Your Gift: Bereavement Support
Learn how your gift is making a difference to young patients and their families
For parents, the death of a child is simply unimaginable. Sadly, it can become a reality for some families.
We are proud to fully fund the Bereavement Service at the children's hospital, delivered in partnership with Child Bereavement UK and NHSGGC. This crucial service can be a lifeline for families during their darkest days, providing invaluable support in a safe and supportive environment.
During the global pandemic we have seen an increased demand for 1:1 and group bereavement support at the hospital with COVID-19 adding an additional layer of anxiety to everyone's life.
The crisis has acted as a trigger point for many bereaved families and NHS staff members, resulting in an increasing pressure for Bereavement Support. During COVID-19 alone, our charity-funded Bereavement Service has seen:
- A fourfold increase versus the same period last year in the number of families and staff members who had finished support, returning for further intervention.
- Heightened demand for its Parents and Carers support group meetings resulting in monthly meetings now taking place fortnightly
- A 70% increase in the number of NHS staff being supported versus the same period last year
Your Support Matters More Than Ever
Your gift will allow us to ensure that we can continue being there for families during their darkest days.
Our Bereavement Service is just one of many support projects that exists thanks to funding from Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity. This along with our Play Programme, Family Support Service, Financial Inclusion Service, and ongoing Paediatric Research, all rely on the generosity of our supporters to continue.
If you can, please consider joining our caring community of regular givers with a monthly or quarterly donation to ensure that we can continue being there beyond COVID-19 for those who need us most. Thank you.