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Trust invites public to remembrance service for Baby Loss Awareness Week

20 September

The Royal Bournemouth Hospital (RBH) is hosting a special public service on Thursday 10 October in honour of Baby Loss Awareness Week.

The service will be an opportunity for bereaved parents, families and friends, to commemorate lost babies’ lives, as well as helping to open a wider dialogue around miscarriages and baby loss in the UK.

Reverend Duncan Ridgeon will lead the service in the hospital’s chapel with support from the hospital’s specialist nurses, and those of all faiths or none are invited to attend.

Duncan said: “We have a dedicated team of employees working tirelessly across our chaplaincy, maternity, pathology and patient services in order to provide the very best support possible for mums who are referred to us owing to baby loss.

“We felt passionately about supporting Baby Loss Awareness Week and raising awareness about baby loss in the UK, so we will be offering a special remembrance service for those who want to mark the passing of their little one in a special way.”

Clea Harmer, Chief Executive of Sands (stillbirth and neonatal death charity), said: “Baby Loss Awareness Week is a unique opportunity for parents to commemorate their babies who have died.

“Pregnancy loss or the death of a baby is a tragedy that affects thousands of people every year. It is devastating for parents and families and it’s vital they get the bereavement support and care they need, for as long as they need it.”

The remembrance service is free to attend and will take place in the RBH Chapel at 7pm, Thursday 10 October.

To find out more, please call the RBH Chaplaincy Team on: 01202 704221.

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