Queen’s Hospital suite for bereaved parents refurbished after thousands of pounds raised

PUBLISHED: 12:00 31 August 2018

Around £16,000 was raised so Queen's Hospital's Snowdrop Suite, a dedicated space for bereaved parents, could be refurbished. Picture: BHRUT

Around £16,000 was raised so Queen's Hospital's Snowdrop Suite, a dedicated space for bereaved parents, could be refurbished. Picture: BHRUT


Generous donations to a charity has meant that a dedicated space for bereaved parents at a hospital could be refurbished.

Around £16,000 has been donated to the King George and Queen’s Hospitals Charity to give the Snowdrop Suite a makeover at Queen’s Hospital, Romford.

Improvements to the suite include installing a door to allow access directly from an adjoining delivery room.

This means that bereaved parents can enter the suite without having to go back onto the labour ward.

The two single beds have also been replaced with a double so couples can grieve together.

Stuart Wilks raised £7,000 for the suite after he and wife Sarah spent time there when their daughter Charlotte was stillborn in August 2016.

Lead bereavement midwife at the trust Louise Brodrick said: “It’s much nicer and more comfortable for couples, and families, and it looks amazing.

“Good bereavement care can have a lifelong impact so we work hard to do as much as we can for families who have lost a baby.

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