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Appeal launches to create bereavement suite

An appeal has begun to raise £35,000 to create a bereavement suite at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

Jenny Whatling is one of those behind the appeal and her story was featured here on BBC News Online.

Currently the Maternity Department at the hospital does not have a specific bereavement room on the delivery unit.

A designated room is needed so that when a mother losses a baby either suddenly at birth or is having an induction of labour we can provide a room which is both clinically set up to deliver the baby as well as provide a comfortable atmosphere where parents can mourn their loss in private.

Many parents wish to stay with their baby for some time using cuddles cots which cool the baby, and allow other members of the family to meet the baby.

Once this room is in place we will be looking to fund raise for other items which may be required for this area within the hospital.

You can donate to the appeal here.

Lynn CrombieAppeal launches to create bereavement suite