Hospital colleagues win 'Bereavement Team of the Year' Award

Posted Wednesday, March 27, 2024 10:06 AM

Hospital colleagues win 'Bereavement Team of the Year' Award

Sherwood Forest Hospitals Early Pregnancy Unit (EPU), Ward 14, and Chaplaincy team have been awarded ‘Bereavement Team of the Year’ at the Mariposa Awards 2024.

The teams were jointly nominated for the award by a patient who had sadly experienced three early pregnancy losses. Colleagues from across all three teams

all played a vital role in supporting the patient and her husband through this and continue to do so as they navigate the difficult journey they are on to become parents.

The Mariposa Awards recognise medical professionals and others who make a real difference to the lives of people who have lost a baby.

Teams at the Trust ensure they work closely together to support families through loss. Patients are listened to and given the time they need and have access to local support services. Support continues after loss with follow-up phone calls and dedicated Rainbow clinics for families that have suffered multiple baby losses. Families are provided with personalised memory boxes that include teddy bears, photos, footprints, and handprints that they can take home with them.

Kathryn Nuttall, Matron for Women’s Health at Sherwood Forest Hospitals, said: “We are so incredibly grateful that our services have been recognised with this award and honour. Our thanks mostly go to the courageous patient who bravely shared her experiences and nominated all three areas that have been part of her journey.

“Thanks go to all the Ward 14, EPU, and Chaplaincy teams, who all contribute day in and day out, providing care, comfort, and light during some very dark times. 

“We are excited to continue networking and engaging with Trusts outside our locality to share our good practice but also to continue moving forward to ensure all those affected by baby loss have the support they want, need, and deserve.”


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