The Rosie bereavement team is comprised of maternity support workers, midwives and obstetricians.
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The Rosie maternity service recognised the huge long term emotional impact pregnancy loss at any gestation has on families. The Rosie service provides support for all families experiencing a loss from 13 weeks gestation until the funeral. This involves liaising with the following stakeholders all of whom contribute to this package of care. The Trust’s contracted funeral directors, Arbury Burial site, chaplaincy and counselling services, Cambridge Crematorium, Cambridge Registers Office and in some cases the Coroner’s Office. We also engage with numerous charitable organisations that provide memory boxes, comfort bears and materials that complement the emotional support and practical care we give.
The team regularly reviews practice against the standards set out in SANDs guidelines and recently from the National Bereavement Pathway as well as feedback given from the service users in the Maternity Bereavement Patient Experience Questionnaire. The Rosie bereavement team is involved in the regional network of bereavement midwives this ensures our practice is informed by best practice.