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Address: Town Lane, Southport, PR8 6RE

At Queenscourt Hospice we believe it’s important to work with others in our sector to help change societal attitudes towards death and dying. That’s why we’re a part of the Dying Matters coalition, a group of individual and organisational members across England and Wales, which aims to help people talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement, and to make plans for the end of life.

Queenscourt Hospice fully supports the Dying Matters mission to bring about a fundamental change in society, in which dying, death and bereavement will be seen and accepted as the natural part of everybody’s life cycle. The ongoing campaign to engender a more open culture, where people communicate more freely with each other about death and dying, share their wishes and are readily able to support one another to have the best possible quality of life, for as long as possible, echoes our own Queenscourt Hospice vision of empowering Compassionate Communities.

Every year, we get behind Dying Matters Week, an awareness event, led by Hospice UK, that gives us an unparalleled opportunity to place the importance of talking about dying, death and bereavement firmly on the national agenda. In 2019, Dying Matters Week runs from 13th to the 19th of May and the theme is ‘Are We Ready?'

The campaign challenges all of us to ask; are we ready for our own deaths, or the deaths of those we care about? The important thing is that Dying Matters week helps, not only to stimulate conversation in our private lives, but also to spark public debate. The Queenscourt team is committed to contributing to this debate, Dr Karen Groves, Medical & Education Director has spoken many times about changing attitudes towards death and dying. And, every single day our team of staff and volunteers is working hard to ensure people in the local community can answer ‘yes’ to the ‘are we ready?’ question.

Queenscourt Hospice is proud to be supporting #DyingMatters national awareness week but our mission to break down taboos around death and dying, and to nurture more compassionate communities is ongoing.