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The loss of your child

Bereavement Services can offer practical advice and support regarding what happens next. This will be an opportunity for you to discuss the next stages with you and look at all your options.

We can arrange a blessing if you wish, offer advice on registration and help with arranging to see your baby and help you create a memory box for your baby or child.

We also can assist with the funeral arrangements offering support and guidance to help make your choices. We can help with questions you may have and decision making, taking the pressure from you and giving you support at this very difficult time.

The Loss of Your Baby booklet

The Loss of Your Child booklet


Baby Loss under 24 weeks

Bereavement Services can offer support and advice should you need it.  We can organise a blessing assist in making memories and we can also offer guidance when it comes to making funeral arrangements following your wishes.      


Baby Loss over 24 weeks

Bereavement Services can offer support and advice should you need it. We can organise a blessing assist in making memories and we can also help make funeral arrangements following your wishes.  The registration of baby must be completed before a baby can be buried or cremated if he/she was born alive and then died or was a stillborn after the 24th week of pregnancy.


Unexpected death of a child

Following the death of a child who has died unexpectedly at A&E or the children’s ward, it will be necessary for the Consultant Paediatrician and the police to visit the child’s home. This is an essential part of the process and we recognise this is distressing.

All sudden, unexpected deaths have to be reported to the Coroner by law.  To establish the cause of death the Coroner will order a post mortem.


Baby Loss Service 2020

Join us for a special service led by the Trust's lead chaplain to light a candle and join the global Wave of Light at 7pm on 15 October. 

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Coronavirus - useful information

The latest health information about Coronavirus can be found at www.gov.uk/coronavirus.

Information and updates about our services can be found on this website here.


Our emergency departments at Scarborough and York are really busy.  Please help us by thinking about using alternatives such as your GP, visiting a local pharmacy or contacting NHS 111 if you are unsure about whether you should be going to the Emergency Department.