Published on: 15 September 2022

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has been following national guidance whilst preparing for the period of mourning, which we have now entered ahead of Monday 19 September 2022, the day of the Queen’s funeral.

Monday 19 September has been confirmed as a bank holiday, to allow people to watch the Queen’s funeral and take time to reflect on her life of public service. Derbyshire Healthcare will treat Monday as an additional bank holiday and, with that, the Trust’s usual bank holiday arrangements will come into effect, which include:

  • If you have a routine or outpatient clinic or appointment scheduled for Monday 19 September, someone will be in touch to rescheduling these appointments
  • Crisis support, including the Derbyshire Mental Health Helpline, will remain in place on Monday 19 September
  • Services that would usually be open on a bank holiday will continue to run on Monday 19 September with appropriate staffing in place
  • We will be supporting people on our wards to watch the funeral on Monday and be part of the nation’s reflections in memory of our late Queen, if they wish to do so.

It is always a sad occasion when someone passes away. There will be many who are feeling a great sense of loss following the very sad news about The Queen’s death. If you find that you are struggling due to feelings of sadness or loss, please talk about it. Help is out there. The Derbyshire Mental Health Helpline is open 24/7 for support. Call them on 0800 028 0077.

Thank you for your support as we observe this period of national mourning.