Sunday 26 February 2017

Bereavement care

Bereavement care following pregnancy loss is finally getting attention.
Bereavement care following pregnancy loss is finally getting attention.

It's an issue that was overlooked for many years but bereavement care following pregnancy loss, at or around the time of birth, is getting attention at last.

The HSE has launched a public consultation process on bereavement care standards at this time.

When implemented, these bereavement care standards will aim to set out the kind of response people receive following a pregnancy loss or perinatal death.

Nursing and medical staff will receive appropriate training and support Submissions can be made through email at bereavementcareconsultation@hse.ie or in writing to Bereavement Care Consultation, HSE, Room 2.19, Dr Steevens' Hospital, Dublin 8.

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