Cuddle Cot donation at Daisy Hill Hospital

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Monday, January 30th, 2017
The Southern Health and Social Care Trust has received two ‘cuddle cots’ to help parents during the very sad loss of a baby. Cuddle cots 9527One has been donated by SANDs (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity) to Craigavon Area Hospital and the other to Daisy Hill Hospital from local woman Nicola Freer following the stillbirth of her little boy Noah last summer. A cuddle cot is a special cot which allows parents to spend some time with their baby after they have passed away. Patricia McStay, Head of Midwifery and Gynaecology for the Southern Trust said, “Sadly every week in Northern Ireland, four babies are stillborn or die in the first four weeks of their life. Work is ongoing across the UK to try to reduce stillbirths and neonatal deaths which are so distressing for families and the staff involved. “Our Maternity, Bereavement, Patient Support and Chaplaincy teams work with charities like SANDS to practically and emotionally support families following the loss of a baby, so we greatly welcome the donation of these cuddle cots which can really help families through such a difficult time. “We would like to thank SANDS and Nicola who has taken the time following her own loss to so generously consider others in the same situation.”
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jan-2017Nicola would like to thank everyone who has donated to her charity ‘Noah’s Maintenance’ and supported her fundraising efforts including a street collection, a raffle night and to St Clare’s Abbey and St Patrick’s Primary schools for taking part in a colouring competition. For more information and advice following the loss of a baby
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