Some additional facts, links, hints and tips which we hope you will find useful:
Friends of Loveridge
- Friends of Loveridge Charity was set up to raise funds to buy essential equipment for Loveridge, Maternity Ward and to help improve the facilities for all parents and families to use. The Charity also supports the network of Bailiwick Maternity Voices Group, the parent and professional forum that oversees maternity services.
- The Charity is committed to helping women birth in an environment that is peaceful and comforting during both labour and birth. We would like to make that transition from bump to baby, from pregnancy to parents as smooth, enjoyable and comfortable as we can. The Charity was instrumental in purchasing the permanent Birthing Pool in the Lavender Suite, along with many other elements of the ward that help to make your stay comfortable and safe.
- If you or your family have used Loveridge Ward and would like to make a donation you can make a payment by BACS to Friends of Loveridge, sort code 30-93-73, Account No - 28405860. Please email with your details so that your generosity can be acknowledged - all donations are very gratefully received. Please email us if you would prefer to send a cheque, or would like to set up an event at your place of work to support Loveridge Ward.
- Our email is firstname.lastname@example.org
BAILIWICK MATERNITY VOICE GROUP
- The BMV is a dedicated committee made up of local user representatives and healthcare professionals, advising on the care provided to women, their partners, families and their babies, during pregnancy, birth and in the weeks after the baby's arrival.
- Our mission is to give Bailiwick families a voice to help our maternity experiences become the very best
Support for Families who have lost a baby
- Losing a baby at any stage of pregnancy is heart-breaking, here at the Hospital we wish to offer you our sincere condolences on the death of your baby/babies. Every parents experience is very individual and their circumstances are different, but the death of a baby is a very distressing experience and one that is generally unexpected. Losing a baby brings grief that is much deeper than you may have ever experienced before and can last much longer that most people expect. There is no time limit to grief, so take it one day at a time. We have a dedicated Bereavement Midwife but all of our Midwives are trained in Bereavement care, so they can support you through your labour and birth.
- If you wish, you may have contact with our Bereavement Midwife throughout your stay and who is here to offer you, your partner/husband and family emotional support following your loss. She is also here for additional support for the Midwives. Emotional support, practical guidance and information on all funeral options are also available to you. There is also the opportunity for the Bereavement Midwife to come out and see you at home, alongside the Community Midwives. She will also liaise with other healthcare professionals relating to your ongoing care on your behalf.
- Bereavement Midwife - Shelley Blake
- Support is also available from:
- Guernsey Sands (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society) is part of a nationwide network of local groups to provide emotional support, practical help and care to anyone affected by the death of a baby during pregnancy, at birth of shortly afterwards. Tel: +44 (0) 7911 715973, Email: email@example.com, Web: http://www.guernseysands.org.gg/
- The Guernsey Bereavement Service provides emotional support to adults (over 16 years of age) who are struggling to cope with a significant loss, usually, but not always a death. This support can take the form of one-to-one, group or telephone support. Tel - 257778, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, Web: www.guernseybereavementservice.com