Finding the words: supporting the NHS to support families
COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on both bereaved parents and NHS staff.
Front-line NHS workers in hospitals are under unimaginable pressure supporting bereaved families when a baby dies, in the very best way they can. This can be challenging for professionals who are also trying to manage their own emotions and may feel unprepared and daunted.
Now more than ever Sands is here to support all staff working in the NHS. We are experts in supporting healthcare professionals to respond to, and cope with, bereavement, putting us in a unique position to help alleviate pressure on the NHS.
If you are working in the NHS, we have lots of support, online resources and training to help equip you with the confidence and skills to care for families when the worst happens. You can see these listed at the bottom of this page.
The death of a baby is life changing for families, and excellent care is crucial to their long term wellbeing.
When NHS staff are well supported, families are well supported