St. Luke’s Hospice CEO expresses importance of Covid-19 bereavement support line in message

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ST.LUKE’S Hospice, Basildon CEO has expressed the importance of the newly-established bereavement support line, and assured the community that whatever the months ahead may bring, care will be available.

CEO Eileen Marshall said: “Our new Bereavement Support Line for people affected by Covid-19 was created specifically for the communities of Basildon and Thurrock to provide a listening ear and compassionate, specialist care. This helpline which is available for all age groups, now forms part of our coordinated counselling services offering support and guidance to those who have been directly affected by this indiscriminate virus.

“I would like to thank all those who have contributed to establishing this much needed service in such a short space of time, including Babble Cloud.

“For more information about our Bereavement Support Line, please visit www.stlukeshospice.com/covid-bereavement-support-line.”

On Tuesday, myself and the team joined the nation to remember and pay tribute to key workers who have lost their lives in the fight against Coronavirus.

“Standing together was incredibly poignant, particularly given the challenges our own teams have faced in recent weeks – but together we will get through this. Both I and the team here at St. Luke’s Hospice would like to send our condolences to the families of all those who have sadly died during this crisis.

“This week we shared the first in a series of videos produced by members of our front line clinical team. These provide an insight into how services and roles at the Hospice have adapted.

“We feel it is important to share these insights with you, our wonderful community of supporters, as you continue to engage, donate and fundraise to maintain our care for patients and their families. For 30 years your commitment to St. Luke’s Hospice has inspired us, and continues to do so.

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