Baby Loss Awareness Week

On Saturday 15 October a wave of light swept the internet when thousands of people flooded social media with pictures of candles to remember the babies that they have lost. This event signifies the end of Baby Loss Awareness Week which aims to break the silence that is associated with baby loss in pregnancy and infancy.

17 October 2022

On Saturday 15 October a wave of light swept the internet when thousands of people flooded social media with pictures of candles to remember the babies that they have lost. This event signifies the end of Baby Loss Awareness Week which aims to break the silence that is associated with baby loss in pregnancy and infancy.

As part of this year’s campaign The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Charity has funded 2 benches and lights to create a permanent space for parents to sit in and reflect. The Trust will be developing this area further and once completed parents will be invited to place ribbons in a tree in memory of their baby and there will be a sign which will read “There is no foot too small that it cannot leave an imprint in this world”.

It is to be hoped that with charities, NHS Trusts and families working together not only will we continue to try to reduce the number of babies who are lost but when families are affected by such tragic events they will know that they are not alone and they will be given the support and the tools they need to move forward.

Advise, Resolve and Learn; Our strategy to 2025

In May 2022 NHS Resolution published their new strategy “Advise, Resolve and Learn; Our strategy to 2025” which sets out their blueprint for the next 3 years. Within that strategy there is a commitment to collaborate to improve maternity outcomes and to work with others in the maternity care system to reduce neonatal harm.

We have already seen the publication of the Ockenden Report earlier this year which sets out some essential outcomes which maternity departments across the country will be looking to address. As a firm we are able to support Trusts in reviewing these essential outcomes and looking at ways that changes can be made within maternity departments. If this is something which you feel would be of assistance to you do not hesitate to get in touch. Browne Jacobson’s maternity resources hub provides resources and information about our specialist teams and the support we can provide in relation to maternity issues.

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