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Babies remembrance service
Parents and families who have suffered the loss of a baby are being invited to attend an annual remembrance service which will take place at St Luke’s Church in Scarborough on Wednesday 29 June.
This is the 23rd year that maternity services at Scarborough Hospital have organised the event which gives bereaved families the opportunity to come together to remember babies they have lost.
Community Midwife Sue Finnigan said: “This event is for families who have suffered the loss of a baby to remember their loved ones and share their experiences with others. Anyone who has lost a baby at any stage of their pregnancy is welcome to attend.
“The invitation is also open to any family members, not just parents, but siblings and grandparents who have gone through this painful experience.”
The Reverend Chris Hayes, Hospital Chaplain and the Minister at St Luke’s, David Pynn will conduct a short service at St Luke’s Church, on Stepney Drive in Scarborough, on Wednesday 29 June, starting at 7.30pm.
There will then be an opportunity for people to visit the crematorium on Woodlands Drive and refreshments will be served after the service at St Luke’s.
Scarborough Hospital has just opened a new Maternity Bereavement Suite. This project was made possible thanks to the Snowdrop Appeal and £130,000 which was raised by the local community.
The spacious suite has its own bathroom and features a bed settee in the lounge area, a television and a coffee machine. The homely furnishings make the room feel less clinical despite being situated off the labour ward. The private space will allow families to be together in a quiet and comfortable environment for as long as they wish.
09 June 2016