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Bereavement Services

Please accept our sincere condolences if you are visiting this section following the loss of a relative or friend.

Immediate support will be provided by ward staff. Please contact the relevant ward for assistance. However, if you are having problems resolving any issues following a death please contact:

Josephine Charlton, MEO bereavement lead, 0191 445 2647 (direct line)
Email: ghnt.bereavementcare@nhs.net

The hospital has carefully put together a booklet entitled ‘Help for Bereaved Families and Friends’ to support you further at this time.

Download our Bereavement Booklet

Religious and spiritual support can be provided by the hospital chaplains. The Queen Elizabeth Hospital also works in partnership with Coping with Cancer to offer a local bereavement drop in service.

 

Useful links

Department of Work and Pensions

Gateshead Council – Registering a Death

 

Local Support Groups

Age UK Gateshead

0191 477 3559

The Samaritans

0191 232 7272

Beginning Experience

0191 422 0742

CRUSE Bereavement Care (Newcastle and Gateshead Branch)

0191 276 5533

Citizens Advice Bureau

0344 245 1288

Compassionate Friends (Tyne & Wear)

0191 267 4569


National Support Groups

Child Bereavement Charity

Child Death Helpline 

Compassionate Friends

CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young)

The Lullaby Trust

INQUEST

London Friend (formerly Lesbian and Gay Bereavement Project) 

SAMM (Support after Murder and Manslaughter)

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide 

LTN (The Lone Twin Network)

SANDS (Stillbirth & Neonatal Death Society)

The Samaritans

Winston’s Wishes (Charity for Bereaved Children)

Call us on 0191 482 0000

In emergencies dial 999 / Non-emergencies dial 111

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