Monday 14th to Sunday 20th May 2018 is Dying Matters Awareness Week – a national campaign which aims to encourage people to talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement, and to make plans for the future.
At Compton Care we’re committed to delivering extraordinary care to our patients and their families, helping them to live the best life possible for as long as possible.
Introducing conversations about future planning and recording end of life care wishes is an important part of that care. Being able to talk openly and honestly about our wishes at the end of life is important, not only to ensure that we receive the care and support we want and need but so that our family and friends are informed of our needs.
Encouraging and facilitating conversations whilst we are living rather than waiting until the end of a person’s life, is important. As we begin to introduce these types of conversations earlier, the less of a taboo the subjects of death, dying and bereavement will become.
Throughout Dying Matters Week 2018 our Compassionate Communities team will be facilitating a series of activities and events across Wolverhampton, all of which aim to get people talking and thinking about planning for their future. Events are open to everyone and are free to attend.
To download the full programme of activities please click here or visit our events page.
For more information about our 2018 Dying Matters Awareness Week activities please call 0300 323 0250 or email compassionatecommunities@comptoncar