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Press release – issued 23 June 2022
Special hospital memorial service to remember Stillborn babies
A special annual memorial service for babies who have passed away will be held at Hereford County Hospital on Tuesday July 5 2022, starting at 7.30pm.
Hereford County Hospital’s Chaplaincy team is organising the service and it is the first service to be held since 2019 at the hospital.
Reverend Philip Roberts, chaplain at Wye Valley NHS Trust, 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 about 40 minutes and each child is named and a candle will be 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”.
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.
If you wish to attend this service, please contact the hospital chaplain on 01432 364139 (please leave a message) or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Notes to Editors WVT:
- Wye Valley NHS Trust is a provider of health services across Herefordshire and beyond. The Trust exists to improve the wellbeing, independence and health of the people we serve.
- 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 £295 million, we employ around 3,000 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:
Fiona Gurney, communications officer, or John Burnett, Communication and Engagement Manager, Wye Valley NHS Trust: 01432 372928