Midwifery staff on the Delivery Suite at Conquest Hospital were presented with some cuddle cots made by members of the Darvell Community at Robertsbridge, following a donation from the Friends of the Conquest Hospital.
Cuddle cots are used for babies that have sadly died and they allow parents to keep their baby with them in the room to create memories rather than have to go to the mortuary. There is an element in the bottom of the cot that keeps the cot at a cold temperature.
Jane Bedford-Clark Bereavement Specialist Midwife said: “We are extremely grateful to be given these beautifully hand crafted unique cots. They will be a great comfort to all our future bereaved parents.”
Kirsty Milward Bereavement Specialist Midwife said: “Sadie and Colin from the Darvell Community kindly offered to make these cots and designed them with a snowdrop on the headboard as the room will eventually be called the Snowdrop Room. The cold elements were donated by the charity SANDS and a bereaved parent.”
The Hastings and East Sussex branch of the charity SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society) are raising money to upgrade the bereavement room. The room will be named the Snowdrop Room and will provide a safe and supportive environment for families whose baby has sadly died. They will receive practical and emotional advice whilst having time to create memories with their baby before saying goodbye.
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