Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 13:14 GMT on Saturday, 1st December 2012.
NHS to hold memorial service for people who have experienced the trauma of losing a baby


NHS LANARKSHIRE have confirmed that a memorial service for people who have experienced the trauma of losing a baby is to be held on Saturday 8th December.

 

The service will be led by hospital chaplains at Wishaw General Hospital at 1pm.

 

Rosemary Murphy, NHS Lanarkshire supervisor of midwives, said: “The memorial service is for parents who have experienced this terrible loss. It allows them to come together and acknowledge the lives of their babies.”

 

The service is organised by NHS Lanarkshire, who in collaboration with SANDS (Stillbirth And Neonatal Death Support), offer a direct response to the sometimes unrecognised grief felt by the parents and families affected by this kind of trauma.

 

SANDS meetings provide the opportunity for parents to speak to others who have shared a similar experience, as well as providing contacts and information to take home.

 

Anyone interested in more information should contact the Maternity Unit at Wishaw General Hospital on 01698 361100.

 

For more information on SANDS, contact Lynsay Bonar on 0845 604 7399.


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