Infant Journal
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CuddleCot donation will help bereaved parents to grieve

Bereaved parents at Sands support groups across the north west of England have joined forces to provide funds to buy a CuddleCot for the Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

The Sands support groups donated £1,570 between them to buy the CuddleCot that will allow bereaved parents to spend more precious time with their baby.

Midwifery Community Coordinator at the trust Julie McIntosh says: "I approached Sands to ask for its help to buy a new CuddleCot. The cots are a huge benefit to parents who have suffered a stillbirth or a neonatal death, to spend valued time with their baby.

"Currently women can have an extended stay in hospital with their baby, but there is no provision in our area to allow them to choose to be at home with their baby and family if they wish. A CuddleCot will allow them to do this."

Sheryl McMahon of Sands (right) presents the CuddleCot to Julie McIntosh, Midwifery Community Co-ordinator at Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

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Sands (Stillbirth & neonatal death charity)