A time to remember

The Renal Memorial Service brings together patients, families and staff

The Renal Memorial Service was held in the Guy’s Chapel on 22nd September. Having not been able to hold the event for the previous two years, it was a wonderful to be able to meet again in person and remember together.

The Memorial Service is an opportunity for bereaved relatives/loved ones, patients and staff to come together to remember kidney patients who have died. It is chance for us to honour their memory, celebrate and give thanks for their lives.

The event was very well attended and the service, led by Rev Peter Oguntimehin, consisted of readings, poems, hymns, prayers and an act of remembrance. We lit candles and Glenda Baillie, Head of Nursing, read out the names of those to be remembered.

The bereaved and kidney unit staff joined together over refreshments to reminisce, catch up and console. Feedback to the team suggested that attendees found the service both moving and helpful on their bereavement journey.

The renal team would like to extend our grateful thanks to GSTTKPA for again generously supporting this important event.

By Sarah Watson
Clinical Nurse Specialist Renal
Supportive Care, GSTT