People in Jersey who have family members on end-of-life care can now see their loved-ones in hospital, as long as they wear personal protective equipment (PPE).
The Government of Jersey is issuing online advice to islanders regarding end-of-life visits in hospital and bereavement support services once their loved-one has passed away.
Support and advice on funerals in the island, as well as religious support is being arranged by the Health and Community Services’ Patient Advisory Liaison Services (PALS) team. This is along with the hospital chaplaincy, Jersey Hospice Care, MacMillan Cancer Support Jersey and the Dean ofJersey, the Very Rev Mike Keirle.
All the teams we work with have been giving excellent support in their own right for many years, and we’re now working even more closely to support bereaved families at this very difficult time. This can vary, depending on what support a family may need and may include arranging a virtual meeting between them with their loved one in hospital or helping families deal with certain formalities following a bereavement.
Support services to contact:
HCS Patient Advisory Liaison Services (PALS) call 01534 443 515 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.
The hospital’s chaplaincy service call 01534 442 377 or email Ma.Turner@health.gov.je
Jersey Hospice Care and Macmillan Cancer Support Jersey call on 01534 285 144 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For spiritual support and a listening ear you can contact the Deanery on 01534 720 001 or 01543 861 110.