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Special hospital memorial service to remember babies

Press release – June 26 2018

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A special annual memorial service for babies who have died is to be held in the chapel at Hereford County Hospital on Tuesday, July 3, starting at 7.30pm.

Hereford County Hospital’s Chaplaincy is organising the service.

Reverend Philip Roberts, hospital chaplain, said: "We would like to invite those who have lost a baby, whether recently or many years ago, to come and remember them with us at our annual memorial service.

“The service lasts for 45 minutes and each child is named and a candle lit in their memory, it is an important moment in the year when people are able to gather and remember their little ones with love,” he added.

The service will be taken by the hospital chaplain, supported by maternity staff, and is open to any relative or friend who has been touched by the death of a baby.

For further information, the hospital chaplains can be contacted on 01432 364139 (please leave a message).

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Note to editors:

  • Wye Valley NHS Trust is the provider health services across Herefordshire and beyond. The Trust exists to improve the wellbeing, independence and health of the people we serve. We are the leading provider of health care in Herefordshire.
  • By working closely with our partners, we can make good our promise to deliver a quality of care we would want for ourselves, our families and our friends.
  • With an estimated annual turnover of around £160 million, we employ around 2,700 plus staff. We aim to build new relationships between our staff, patients, service users and their carers with the wider community.

For further information please contact:

John Burnett, Communication and Engagement Manager, or Fiona Gurney/Amanda Millichip, Communications Officers: 01432 372928 or 355444 ext 5105

Contact Details

John Burnett
Communication and engagement manager
Tel: 01432 372928
Email: John.Burnett@wvt.nhs.uk

Amanda Millichip
Communications officer
Tel: 01432 355444 Ext: 5105
Email: Amanda.Millichip@wvt.nhs.uk

Fiona Gurney
Communications officer
Tel: 01432 355444 Ext: 5105
Email:  Fiona.gurney@wvt.nhs.uk

 

Postal address:

Wye Valley NHS Trust
The County Hospital
Trust Headquarters
Union Walk
Hereford
HR1 2ER

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