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Macmillan Information and NHS Bereavement Centre

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The Macmillan Information and NHS Bereavement Centre is a new service based at Glasgow Royal Infirmary.

The Centre is located on ground floor of the centre block of Glasgow Royal Infirmary.
You can drop in between 9.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday.
For more information call 0141 451 5373 or email [email protected]

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The service provides patients, families, carers and staff access to information materials on various types of cancer, long term conditions and their treatment. The team can provide a listening ear and signpost you onto other support services such as benefits advice, a dedicated one-to-one support worker through Macmillan’s Improving the Cancer Journey, or help to get active. Please visit us and see if we can offer you any assistance. We can also visit you on the ward.

 

We can provide:

  • time to listen and talk in a comfortable, friendly environment
  • leaflets and booklets on all aspects of living with and beyond cancer
  • access to additional cancer support
  • leaflets and booklets about living with long term conditions.

We also offer:

  • help to arrange counselling and free complimentary therapy appointments if you are affected by cancer
  • support to access practical help, such as help at home and travel insurance
  • referral to other available support services.

We will be working in partnership with Palliative and Spiritual Care to offer people the right support at the right time.

The team can also provide emotional and practical advice around end of life care, including information about power of attorney, wills and funeral planning. We also offer support with complex bereavement issues, bereavement counselling and benefits advice to help cover the cost of the funeral.

 

We can offer information and signposting including:

  • what you need to do when someone dies
  • information about carers support for people looking after someone for example a partner, a patient, a relative with cancer or another long term condition
  • access to other organisations that can help, including local support groups
  • assisting with repatriation
  • discussing organ and tissue donation
  • face to face training for staff
  • end of life care
Last Updated: 24 September 2020