100,000th trainee Dr Ekitzidou receiving her award from Child Bereavement UK's Julia Samuel.
February 6, 2018
Neonatal doctor is 100,000th professional trained by bereavement charity
Dr Georgia Ekitzidou, Associate Specialist in Neonatal Medicine at The Homerton Hospital, Newham, has become the 100,000th professional trained by Child Bereavement UK.
The milestone was marked at the charity's Annual Neonatal Palliative and End of Life Care Conference where Georgia received a certificate from Child Bereavement UK's Founder Patron, Julia Samuel MBE.
The conference, now in its eight year, took place in London and was attended by 200 professionals from across the UK. Exploring the theme of 'Babies with an uncertain future', experts in the field of neonatal and palliative care came together to discuss a range of topics including progress of the Perinatal Palliative Care and National Bereavement Care Pathways, the latter being rolled out in 11 hospitals with a further 20 to follow, and a national roll out by the end of 2018. The afternoon session began with a panel of experts discussing and debating ethical issues in neonatal care.