Introducing the BTH Maternity Bereavement Team

The BTH Maternity Bereavement team has been introduced, coinciding with Baby Loss Awareness Week.

The team recently expanded with the appointment of Bereavement Midwife Laura Walsh, and will support people at what can be a devestating time in their lives.

Holly Martinez, Maternity Matron, said: “The Maternity Bereavement team is now complete. The team can focus on improving the bereavement environment as well as making changes at this precious time. I feel extremely proud to see this team now complete.

Jackie Brunton, Lead Nurse End of Life and Bereavement Care, added: “We are proud to introduce our team during Baby Loss Awareness Week and the vital support that is needed. The Swan Specialist Bereavement Midwife and Swan Support Worker roles join our existing Swan End of Life Bereavement Team providing this specialist support to families. The team will also work alongside colleagues across Maternity services to introduce our Swan Model of Care.”

Meanwhile, Blackpool Tower will be lit up on Saturday, 15 October from 7pm to mark the awareness week, and the local SANDS group is holding its Lights of Love walk tonight (Thursday, 13 October) starting at the main entrance to Carleton Crematorium from 6.30pm. A special online Book of Memories has also been set up where families can share a message.