The front of the maternity units at Kettering and Northampton General Hospitals and Northampton’s famous National Lift Tower were among the buildings turned pink and blue for Baby Loss Awareness Week 2019.
These buildings, along with St Michael and All Angels Church in Kettering and All Saints Church in Northampton, were illuminated in pink and blue lights in October as part of the annual awareness week, which gives bereaved parents and families the opportunity to commemorate babies’ lives and encourage conversations around pregnancy and baby loss in the UK.
The event was co-ordinated by Tim Lloyd, project support officer from Northamptonshire Maternity and Neonatal System (LMNS) alongside NGH and KGH bereavement midwives Rachael Moss, Rachel Surl and Stephanie Fretter. Information displays were created at NGH, KGH, Tesco Mereway and All Saints Church. Flowers donated by Van Vliet and Tesco were used to decorate various venues, including the hospital chapels, for remembrance events.
Rachael Moss, speaking on behalf of the bereavement midwives, said: “We hope that by marking Baby Loss Awareness week in these ways will spark conversations about baby loss and the support that is on offer here in Northamptonshire.”
Pictured right: A Baby Loss Awareness Week information display (top); Northampton General Hospital’s maternity unit lighting up in pink and blue.