Dorset County Hospital
We are a dedicated and passionate team of Bereavement Midwives who provide care and support for families experiencing baby loss at any stage of pregnancy or shortly after birth.
To speak with one of our team please contact:
Sophie Wilson 07795318318
Claire Choak 07933333181
While we aim to respond to your call or message at the earliest opportunity please be aware that our phones are not manned 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
You can also access us via email firstname.lastname@example.org
We have a private closed Facebook group ‘The Forget-me-not Group’– new members are always welcome, please search/follow link and ask to join. One of our team will invite you in, and closely monitor the group activity on a regular basis.
We hold a monthly support group’ The Forget-me-not Group’ and meet on the 2nd Monday of every month between 7-9pm. This is held at The Quiet Space, Poundbury, Dorchester. https://www.thequietspacedorchester.org/
The group is facilitated and run by peer supporters with regular input from the bereavement midwives who drop into the sessions or are available over the phone.
Dorset County Hospital has a chaplaincy service available to patients of our maternity unit:
Dorset County Hospital has a chaplaincy service available to patients of our maternity unit. This service is available to people of all faiths and none. We provide a confidential listening service to anyone who needs to talk. There is also a hospital chapel which is usually available 24/7 as a space for quiet reflection. The chaplain’s office number is 01305 255198 or ask a midwife to contact us on your behalf.
A chaplain will never:
- Preach at, judge or criticise you.
- Push religion at you
- Tell your relatives, or anyone else, anything you don’t want them to know.
- Visit for too long.
But a chaplain will:
- Listen and be alongside you.
- Help in your healing and recovery.
- Act as an advocate if requested.
- Hold what you tell them in the strictest confidence.
- Offer prayers and other services if you wish.
We are working towards National Bereavement Care Pathway status and our trust is committed to continuous improvement in bereavement care for those affected by pregnancy or baby loss. We welcome any feedback, questions, or suggestions.
Please follow this link for further information www.nbcpathway.org.uk
We’re here for you for however long you need us, you don’t have to do this alone.