Weʼre raising £11,000 to Provide St Helier Hospital with a new Bereavement Room in the maternity ward.
- Carshalton, United Kingdom
- Health and medical
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From our 12 week appointment our baby was not measuring up to what she should've been. We had a variety of scans and tests, and at 21 weeks gestation, our daughter was diagnosed with a rare genetic chromosome disorder called Triploidy, meaning she was not compatible with life outside the womb.
Our tiny, gorgeous daughter Hope was born sleeping on Saturday 6th August 2016 at St Helier Hospital. She was beautiful and perfect. An overwhelming love, fear, and sadness filled me that day. We had our own room on the labour ward, allowing us to spend precious time that we would never get again to create memories. A cold cot enabled Hope stay with us continuously over night, and in this time we cuddled her, told her stories, played music to her and I got lay with her by our side.
During my time at St Helier we discussed with my bereavement midwife, that we wanted to help make positive changes to the maternity bereavement room and help other families who suffer the loss of a baby. We discussed everything we thought needed to change and now we are working to make this happen.
We have been crowdfunding for the last year to provide a new bereavement room to the maternity ward at St Helier. Below are the pictures of the current room.
This is the first and last place we got to see our daughter and create the memories we have today. This room is a special place to say Hello and Goodbye in one visit. This room is where we crammed a life time of cherished moments into a few hours. This room holds our most precious memories that will be with us for the rest of our lives. This is why it is important to us to provide a new room, to allow other families who will use this room to have the best facilities as possibly and have a soft and comfortable environment.
We're raising £20,000 to provide the maternity ward with a new bereavement room at St Helier Hospital. WE HAVE CURRENTLY RAISED £8900
WHY WE ARE RAISING MONEY…
Each hospital should Ideally have at least one dedicated bereavement room/suite and vital equipment needed.
The room is currently on the labour ward and will remain in the same place. This is to ensure that the mother receives continuous care and support during labour and after birth. The new room will be redecorated & equipped with a low lighting, bed, a bed chair, recliner, en-suite bathroom and small kitchenette area. This is to enable parents to spend time in the room with their baby/babies and any visitors, if they would like to do so. A cot or suitable sized basket will also be available for the baby. A cooling facility will be fitted in the bereavement room, so that parents have easy access to their baby and do not need to go to the mortuary if they would like to see and spend time with their baby.
Below are the designs for the new room
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP -
DONATE - Any amount will help us to help other families.
SHARE THIS PAGE. If you have never been to St Helier Hospital, you might know someone who has OR you might know someone who has suffered the loss of a baby.
VISIT OUR SITE - For more information, updates and to read more on Hope's journey please visit - www.bearinghope-esth.com or find us on Facebook - Bearing Hope - ESTH
We have teamed up with the hospital's charity - if you need a charity number please click on the link, if you donate through their page please reference the donation to BEARING HOPE - The Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust Charitable Fund
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Dec 10, 2017
Dec 7, 2017
Sarah and gang xx
Dec 4, 2017
Dec 4, 2017
A much needed facility - good luck with the fundraising
Dec 4, 2017
Our thoughts are with you - we are friends of Janet & Terry xxx
Janet and Terry Bourton
Dec 4, 2017
Nov 30, 2017
Commission from a raffle I did xx
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About the fundraiser
Carshalton, United Kingdom
In the Uk every year, more than 40,000 women are told there is a risk their baby has a severe or fatal condition and I was one of these women. One in every 200 births ends in stillbirth. Eleven babies are stillborn every day & 1 in 4 women suffer a miscarriage.
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