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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 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.


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.

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Information for visitors

Norovirus is highly infectious and can spread easily

Please do not visit our hospitals if you or a member of your household has had nausea, diarrhoea, or vomiting within the last 48 hours. This is to prevent the spread of norovirus in our hospitals.

See more information on norovirus.

York Hospital car park

On Saturday 22 June, we will be carrying out essential work on our multi-storey car park. Traffic management will be in place to support the work taking place and minimise disruption to visitors. Thank you for your patience.