It was a privilege to accept Chairman, Andy Field’s kind invitation to meet the wonderful NICU team at Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals. This brilliant combination of skilled professionals
have formed a highly effective partnership with SCC Youth Support Service, who arrange for beautiful Memory Boxes (on display) to be made by young people under their wings, to provide practical support for grieving parents. They also manufacture creative toys and rehabilitation aids for other patients (well done Ian – far right above). Jo, Bereavement Nurse (next to Andy) even came in on her day off just to ensure that we received a full briefing – great dedication.
In case you are wondering, the High Sheriff is indeed holding the baby (a worryingly realistic training model!), flanked by Andy and Ellie Paterson (SCC).
Just look at the red dots below, showing how broadly this leading-edge service is utilised;