Next Lincs Lotto draw on Sat 18 August at 8PM
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The Health Tree Foundation provides a much loved and valued service for the community. We provide the above and beyond patient benefit which the NHS are unble to provide at Scunthorpe General Hospital.
We currently have an appeal for a Maternity Bereavement Suite at the hospital for parents to be able to spend time with their baby after they have sadly passed away.
When a mother gives birth to a still born baby at Scunthorpe the environment is far from ideal and we want to change that to at least try to minimise the huge pain felt by these bereaved families and provide them with a sanctuary to make precious memories.
Nothing will ever take away the pain of giving birth to a still born baby, or giving birth to a baby who only has a few hours to live, but imagine the utter distress a family in this situation will feel if they are returned to a ward where new mothers and fathers are celebrating the birth of their healthy babies. This is what currently happens, bereaved families are placed on the same ward as families celebrating a joyous occasion. This situation is not acceptable and will greatly add to the distress of families already dealing with much sadness and grief, and we want to change that.
We want to provide a Bereavement Suite within the Central Delivery Suite. This Suite will provide a safe haven for mothers who have just given birth to a still born baby or mothers who have only a few hours to spend with their newborn child before it passes away. It will be a place where the family can spend time together, which is still within the Central Delivery Suite so as to be able to take full advantage of the medical team but far enough away from all of the healthy newborn babies in order to try to minimise the distress of the bereaved family.
We have a suitable area but need to raise £150,000 to carry out the refurbishment to make it into a comfortable haven for bereaved families.
The suite will be 100% funded by the local community, so we really your help, so that we can offer a comfortable environment at a traumatic time.
Please visit the chairty website for more details about the charity: http://www.healthtreefoundation.org.uk/home
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