Dying Matters Week 2022

Event Date: May 2, 2022

Every year, Hospice UK’s Dying Matters Week encourages people in all walks of life to open a conversation about death, dying, and bereavement. In light of the huge pressures that end-of-life and hospice care services have faced and continue to face after the pandemic, the 2022 theme is #InAGoodPlace – what should it mean to be in a good place at the end of life?

“With your support, our mission is to help people to talk about dying and grief, and plan for the end of life. But if the healthcare system isn’t set up to deliver on those wishes, then people will not be dying in a good place.

We know that right now people are dying without the emotional and practical support they need. And we know that health and social care staff are doing their absolute best in the hardest of circumstances, but often finding themselves without the specialist knowledge or capacity to look after a dying patient, and their family.”

Throughout the pandemic, the Good Death Project has been working in partnership with the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity‘s Living Well community. In Dying Matters Week, our theme will be “In A Good Place” and we welcome patients, family and staff to join us on Wednesday 3rd May for an hour of poetry, music, and time to reflect and share our ideas on a good death.

If you’re interested to learn more about our work with Arthur Rank you might like to browse our workshop materials which are updated each month. You can also read about the wonderful Living Well Service at the hospice and the difference it makes to patients living with a life-limiting condition.