Alongside my constituency neighbour, Steve Brine, I visited the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester to meet the team offering bereavement care services and learn more about pregnancy and baby loss.
The visit was organised by pregnancy and baby loss charity Sands, which is calling for all NHS trusts to have the resources and support to implement the National Bereavement Care Pathway. The National Bereavement Care Pathway, which is led by Sands, aims to improve equity in bereavement care so it is not a postcode lottery for parents in what standard of care they receive.
The bereavement team at the hospital and CEO, Alex Whitfield, met with us to speak about the services they offer. Hampshire Hospitals NHS Trust provides excellent quality bereavement care and are champions of the National Bereavement Care Pathway.