Galway University Hospital (GUH) will hold its 12th annual Ecumenical Memorial Service tomorrow week, Thursday 11 November, at 7pm in the Church of Holy Family, Mervue.
Anne McKeown, Bereavement Liaison Officer at GUH says they hope that the service will support families in the grief they are experiencing as part of their loss.
Death is one of the most momentous occasions in family life and the aim of the service is to provide a spiritual space to support families in the grief they are experiencing in a supportive and empathetic environment.
It also provides an opportunity for staff having provided the care to reflect and bring closure to their care of the deceased and their families.
The theme for this year’s service is ‘Remembering Together’. The service will be led by hospital staff who will share a selection of readings and reflections and songs while honouring the memory of our deceased patients.
The service will be livestreamed on https://www.churchtv.ie/mervue/ for those unable to attend.
People who have COVID-19 symptoms are asked not to attend and to participate instead by joining the livestream on https://www.churchtv.ie/mervue/.