A few days later, Mrs Doherty peacefully passes away.
The palliative care team continue to assist Mr Doherty during this difficult time. After discussion with Mr Doherty, arrangements are made for him to stay with friends for a while, as he needs emotional support and is too distressed to return to his home without his wife.
Mr Doherty is given grief counselling in the days after Mrs Doherty’s passing. He is also given the name of a grief counsellor in case he would like to continue with this in the future.
Mr Doherty is also given details of supports groups near to his home.