Online hospital service to remember loved ones

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

The chaplaincy team at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital hold a remembrance service every year to remember loved ones.

This year due to the ongoing restrictions, the team has recorded a service which will be available online on the Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust YouTube channel from 11am on Sunday 7 November.

The service includes reflections from various hospital staff, a specific time to remember loved ones as well as songs from local singers. Trees will be planted at both hospitals and will become the focus of remembrance.

If you would like to plant bulbs around the trees in remembrance of a loved one, or if you would like this done on your behalf, please contact the spiritual care and chaplaincy office at or call 01704 704639.

Hospital chaplain Rev Martin Abrams said: "I am very grateful to different colleagues for supporting this and I do hope the memorial magnolia trees we are planting at both hospitals will become the focus of hope and remembrance.  The recording will have readings, reflections and music from a wide variety of people and will hopefully be helpful to people on the bereavement journey.”