Organised by NHS Lanarkshire. 1-5 November 2021, Coatbridge Locality Offices Administration Building and Long Stay Wards.
In the first week of November, Coathill Hospital, Coatbridge offers two activities to patients and staff who want to celebrate and honour the memory of lost loved ones.
Location 1: Coatbridge Locality Offices Administration Building
Staff and patients are invited to write the name of a deceased loved one on a butterfly shape and attach it to the perspex sheet. This display will grow during the week long event and will be visible to anyone entering the site. In the nearby Boardroom tea/coffee/biscuits and leaflets on grief/loss and bereavement will be available. There will also be someone on hand should anyone wish to have a 1-1 conversation about their grief.
Location 2: Outside the long stay wards
Patients and staff will be invited to plant a bulb in planters in remembrance of a deceased loved one. In the Spring, the planters will provide a colourful, living display that honours their memory.
Both locations will provide an opportunity to remember a loved one who has died, either during the COVID period or before. While the Butterfly Display will be temporary the planters will offer a more permanent remembrance in that the bulbs will produce flowers year after year.