New service for bereaved parents

The service is being funded by Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity.
The service is being funded by Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity.

Parents trying to come to terms with the loss of a child are to benefit from a new service introduced by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC).

The new service will provide support for families in the immediate aftermath of bereavement, as well as in the year following the loss of their child and is being funded by Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.

Counseling and support will also be offered to staff and teams, and bereavement training for staff involved in caring for a family whose child is dying will be available. Child Bereavement UK has been awarded a three year contract to carry out the important work.

Kevin Hill, Director of Women and Children’s Services within NHSGGC said: “The death of a child is something which is unthinkable and has a significant impact on any family facing it. This new service has been developed to give the best support we can to parents and families in these saddest of circumstances. It will also equip our staff to deal with this in a caring and professional way.”