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Bereavement leaflets

Critical Care Unit
Colchester Hospital
Tel: 01206 742 687


Support after a bereavement in the Critical Care Unit


The families and friends of people who die in the Critical Care Unit are often especially vulnerable.

You may have suffered a totally unexpected loss or spent many days or weeks wondering what the final outcome will be.

We have a small bereavement team in the Critical Care Unit, who will make contact with you over the next few weeks with the offer of further support.

If you would like to talk to someone before you receive a letter, please phone 01206 742 687. If no-one is available, please leave a clear message and we will try to return your call within a week.  You can also email us.



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