Every loss is a devastating and uniquely personal experience, but at the moment the space in which our expert bereavement midwives have to hold heartbreaking conversations doesn’t reflect the significance of each family’s loss.
News is delivered in cramped ‘quiet’ rooms, often on the maternity ward or in busy outpatient areas, and our patients repeatedly speak of feeling rushed and having ‘nowhere to go’ after receiving devastating news.
Woodland House will change this. It will be a brand-new, purpose-built, centre away from the hustle and bustle of the main hospital, where families can spend time together in safe, secure and serene surroundings before they feel ready to face the world again.
Our bereaved families will never forget the time they spend with us and whilst we can’t ever ease the heartbreak of losing a precious child, you can help us create an environment that recognises and honours their loss.
If you have a personal story you would like to share with us, please contact us.
If you’ve been affected by anything you’ve read, there are organisations that can offer you support.
Find out how you can support our bereaved families during Baby Loss Awareness week (9-15 October), with our Wave of Light candle or by lighting up our Memory Tree.
Watch what some of our bereaved parents have to say about their experience.
View our artist impressions, and find out more about how our new £3.5million Woodland House Appeal will benefit our families.
Learn more about the incredibly brave and inspiring families you will be supporting by donating to our Woodland House Appeal.
Help us to raise the £3.5million needed to make this unique and much-needed space a reality for our families facing the unthinkable.