We at Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, share in the nation’s deep sorrow following the announcement of the death of Her Majesty Queen, Elizabeth II.

Message from chaplains of religious and non-religious traditions:

We express our profound sadness at the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. During this time of national mourning many people across Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland will be remembering and paying tribute to her legacy as the longest reigning monarch in British history.

For many, she was a source of inspiration and comfort, who remained a constant figure of strength, unity, and grace, through times of great challenge. She served the nation with enduring dignity and ceaseless integrity.

In 2012, she began her nationwide Golden Jubilee tour in the city of Leicester, with a service at Leicester Cathedral which included several multi-faith contributions acknowledging the values and respect that unite people of all faiths, beliefs, cultures, and communities.

As chaplains of different religious and non-religious traditions, we come together to recognise the many years of faithful service that Her Majesty gave to this nation and affirm our commitment to working together for the betterment of our patients, staff and wider communities.

Her Majesty often spoke words of wisdom, and in her memory it is fitting to share this quote which particularly resonates within healthcare settings.

“To be inspirational you don’t have to save lives or win medals. I often draw strength from meeting ordinary people doing extraordinary things: volunteers, carers, community organisers and good neighbours; unsung heroes whose quiet dedication makes them special. They are an inspiration to those who know them.” Christmas Broadcast 2016

Our thoughts, prayers and sincere condolences go out to his Majesty King Charles III and the Royal Family.

As we remember Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, our thoughts also go out to the many people that have lost loved ones. Times of mourning can be deeply upsetting and may trigger feelings of personal loss. Please remember that there are a range of support services available to you, should you need it, now or in the coming weeks and months. The Chaplaincy service will be available to support staff individually or offer collective times for reflection and remembrance.

To contact the Chaplaincy Listening Ear Service:

Email: lpt.chaplaincy@nhs.net or Telephone: 01509 564218

You are invited to leave a message of condolence, or share a memory or reflection, in the box below. We will be collating all messages to create an online book of condolence which we will share in due course to capture this period of historic significance.

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