Hospital review - Information for bereaved parents
When a baby dies before, during or after birth, the hospital (or hospitals) should review the care the mother and...
Kelly is a midwife and clinic governance manager at Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust. She is currently leading on embedding maternity safety measures to reduce perinatal deaths and working within London to share learning as a midwifery chair of one of the “Halve It” work streams. Kelly has previously worked as a bereavement midwife, supporting families after the death of their baby and provided emotional and practical support.
She is keen to use her midwifery knowledge and skills to work with Sands to continue to reduce the stillbirth rate in the UK and improve bereavement care.
Sarah and her husband Andrew lost their son, Jacob, at birth in 2005. Sands was a lifeline, connecting them to other bereaved parents and providing crucial support through their hospital, St George’s in Tooting. Sarah got involved with her local Sands, hosting support groups and fundraising, and subsequently attended discussion groups to help trainee midwives understand the experience of bereaved parents. Sarah is Chief Marketing Officer at Killik & Co and has over 25 years’ experience in marketing, innovation and digital development across corporate and charitable organisations, which she hopes will be valuable to Sands in growing income and reaching more people.