Today I visited the Daisy Centre at Queen's Hospital, Romford, to discuss the support given to families in difficult times by the hospital's chaplaincy team.
Queen's chaplain, Rev Phil Wright, has been in post since 2016 but has a long history of faith work in Havering and surrounding boroughs. He now presides over the spiritual wellbeing of the Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospital Trust's two hospitals, Queen's and King George's. He is based within the Daisy Centre, which opened last year as a space for grieving families to deal with the loss of a loved one in hospital.
The Daisy Centre brings together registrars, bereavement officers and chaplains into a refurbished, bright and welcoming new centre that brings all aspects of the bereavement service together into a quiet and private space.
Phil is connected to St Luke's, Cranham, and is currently looking for befriending volunteers to help patients with their transition back home after hospital discharge. For more information about how you might support this initiative, click here.