The Heart of living and dying – what matters to you?

7 February 2018

On Wednesday 24 January, The Northern Health and Social Care Trust is hosting an information evening to encourage people to come together to discuss what matters to you in your living and about your end of life care and death.

The event will take place at Maud’s Parlour, Union Road car park, Magherafelt from 6.30pm – 8.30pm.

This event is open to everyone and will include discussion and also opportunities to ask questions over a cuppa. The initiative aims to encourage everyone to consider five simple steps that can make a big difference to people when they are dying or bereaved; write a will, record funeral wishes, plan future care and support, register as an organ donor and, most importantly of all, to tell your loved ones your wishes.

Fiona Gilmour, Macmillan Service Improvement Lead for the Northern Trust, commented: “Talking about death and dying can be very difficult and sensitive. None of us want to think about getting ill or dying but we only have one chance to have our dying wishes met so it is important to plan ahead and discuss these plans”.

Phil Hughes, Director of Community Care Division for the Northern Trust explains:

“We are encouraging everyone to start to think and talk openly about their wishes in the event of their death or of becoming unable to make decisions for themselves. We are inviting anyone who would like to take part in this very gentle and supported event to have a conversation about what matters to you and begin to plan ahead”.

There is no need to book. For further information email: or Tel: 07867442178

The Northern Trust would encourage everyone to think ahead to the time when you or a family member will be ill and you need to know what they would want you to do.



7th February 2018

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