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Perinatal Mortality: Counselling

Question for Department of Health

UIN 900193, tabled on 28 June 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans the Government has to ensure that every hospital has a bereavement suite.

Answered on

4 July 2017

Since 2010, we have invested £35 million in the National Health Service to improve birthing environments and this included better bereavement rooms and quiet area spaces at nearly 40 hospitals to support bereaved families.

We are also funding Sands, the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death charity to work with other baby loss charities, Royal Colleges and the All Party Parliamentary Group on Baby Loss to produce a National Bereavement Care Pathway to reduce the variation in the quality of bereavement care provided by the NHS. The pathway will cover all forms of baby loss to ensure that all bereaved parents are offered equal, high quality, individualised, safe and sensitive care.

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