Special service for bereaved babies in Doncaster

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Doncaster and Bassettlaw Hospitals are to hold ‘special memories services’ for families who have experienced the loss of a baby so that they can come together and remember their baby.

Anyone who has been affected by the loss of a baby either during pregnancy, at birth or shortly afterwards is invited to attend. In past services parents have attended to remember a recent loss and other families come to remember a baby who died some years ago.

Carol Lee, bereavement support midwife, said: “The special memories services offer parents, families and friends the opportunity to remember their babies and to meet with others who have experienced a similar loss.”

The service at Doncaster Royal Infirmary takes place on Sunday 22 June at 2.30pm in the main Outpatient Department (near the Emergency Department). The service will be conducted by Clive Smith, Chaplaincy Manager.

The service at Bassetlaw Hospital takes place on Monday 23 June at 7.00pm in the hospital chapel and led by Jackie McKenna, Chaplain at Bassetlaw Hospital.

The Chaplaincy team extend a warm welcome to all families and staff who have been affected by the loss of a baby. Refreshments will be served after both services.

There is also a ‘baby remembrance book’ in the Chapels at Bassetlaw Hospital and Doncaster Royal Infirmary. The individual inscriptions are hand crafted with illustrations and families receive a personal copy of their baby’s entry. At Doncaster there is also the opportunity to complete a rainbow card as an act of remembrance whilst at Bassetlaw there is the opportunity to leave a message on the remembrance tree.

For more information in relation to attending the memorial service or for further information on bereavement support or the babies’ book of remembrance please contact: