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 firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing to Bereavement Care Consultation, HSE, Room 2.19, Dr Steevens' Hospital, Dublin 8.
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