Bereavement suite receives make-over thanks to generous donations

January 16, 2017Acting Chair of the Trust, Peter Marks, Senior Midwife, Jo Disney-Spiers with the League of Friends Trustees and Midwife Melanie Butcher (far right).

 

The maternity bereavement suite at King’s Mill Hospital has benefitted from a complete makeover thanks to funding from the Mansfield and Sutton League of Friends.

The £10,000 donation has enhanced home comforts in a dedicated room, providing parents who have suffered a stillbirth or whose babies have survived for only a short time after birth, a private and less clinical area to grieve in and get support.

The money has been raised from fundraising events, donations and from the profits of the three community charity shops. 

Senior Midwife, Jo Disney-Spiers said: Bereavement care is extremely important to us. Improvements to the suite will make sure that staff can provide dedicated assistance and support in comfortable and private surroundings.

"We know how sensitive and difficult these times are for families and parents, so for us to be able to provide a dedicated area is really good. 

"We would like to give our heartfelt thanks to the League of Friends for their hard work and support in improving facilities for parents and their families.”

Trustee of the League of Friends and charity shop coordinator, Barbara Glass, said: “We are pleased that we have been able to support this improvement project, which will make such a difference to the support offered. Our fundraising team and shop volunteers work tirelessly to raise funds for our local hospitals. We are truly grateful for the support that we receive from the local community. From the fundraising by Christmas school choirs to donations received by various fundraising events, it all makes a real difference.”