Hospital’s baby and child memorial service moved to crematorium

Hospital’s baby and child memorial service moved to crematorium

by Henry James (November 2021)

A MEMORIAL service held every December at Ormskirk Hospital for anyone who has experienced the loss of a baby or child has been moved this year due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions.

The service, organised by the chaplaincy team and bereavement midwives, is usually held in the hospital’s baby garden but this year will take place at West Lancashire crematorium.

It will be led by members of the hospital team, accompanied by the Salvation Army Band and local singers.

There will be a Christmas tree of remembrance, and parents will be invited to put baubles with the name of their baby or child to be remembered with love on the tree. The baubles will later be moved to the baby garden at Ormskirk hospital.

People can contact the spiritual care and chaplaincy team if they would like to write the name of their loved one on a bauble and hang it on the tree in the baby garden at Ormskirk hospital or the garden of reflection at Southport hospital. Email soh-tr.chaplains@nhs.net or call 01704 704639.

Alternatively, people can contact Jo Unsworth, Bereavement Midwife at joanneunsworth@nhs.net or call 01704 705358.

The service, remembering a loss at any time, will take place at West Lancashire crematorium on Wednesday, December 8 at 6.30pm. There will be light refreshments on arrival.



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