Grief and bereavement

Grief and bereavement

It can be common to experience feelings of loss or grief during recovery from COVID-19. These may be linked to loss of specific aspects of functioning, for example, the illness may have affected physical functioning and make it more difficult to do things as a result. Or, it could be that you may have witnessed the death of other patients during your stay in hospital, which may have left you with feelings of grief. It could also be that you may have lost friends, relatives or acquaintances to COVID-19 and may be grieving these losses.

If you have experienced a bereavement during your admission, whether this is a close friend or a family member there is support available to help you through this difficult time. It may be that you have been unable to grieve or say goodbye in the usual way due to restrictions of social distancing. There is support available from Swansea Bay University Health Board and you can ask any member of the team to advise how you can access this service.

Go to the Cruse Bereavement Care website for help and advice on loss and grieving.

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