Welcome to the National Bereavement Partnership COVID-19 Hub
We are in unprecedented times and as a result of the increase in COVID-19 cases and deaths being reported, it is a worrying and anxious time for many people. This is particularly the case for those whose loved ones have died or are dying in hospital or other care settings and for key workers and NHS staff who continue to work and provide essential services.
Our purpose is to provide a helpline for all individuals who need to speak to someone in these very uncertain and emotional times, when their loved ones may be ill in hospital or have sadly died.
"Our nation is in the grip of a medical emergency the like of which none of us has ever known before. Extraordinary times that call for an extraordinary response. The work of the National Bereavement Partnership COVID- 19 helpline is just this: an extraordinary response. Having been touched by this disease myself, I am pleased to speak in support of its valuable work. The service is open to all that need It, be they members of the public, NHS workers or care staff who are struggling to cope at this difficult time working closely with the NHS Trusts and other charitable organisations to ensure help is available to those who need it. I wish them well in their endeavour and I know that the work they do will provide a listening ear, helping people in their journey from grief often endured alone, to whatever shape of society we are when we emerge from this difficult time – together"
Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP - Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, comments on the National Bereavement Partnership
“Our aim is to provide information, advice and support those individuals struggling on a difficult and emotional journey in these unprecedented times.”
Richard Lissack QC
The National Bereavement Partnership COVID-19 Hub