Reference 2018-63

REF:         2018-63  

Subject:     Bereavement midwives  

          

 

Request:

  • Do you operate a maternity unit?
  • How many specialist bereavement midwives do you employ?
  • How many of your specialist bereavement midwives work full-time?
  • Does the bereavement midwife keep in contact with patients when they have left hospital? By ‘contact’ we mean face-to-face appointments or phone conversations.
  • Is there a ‘maximum’ time period that the bereavement midwife will keep contact with patients after they have left hospital?
  • How many children died while being cared for at your maternity unit – between January 1st 2017 and December 31st 2017?

 

 

Response:

Do you operate a maternity unit? Yes
How many specialist bereavement midwives do you employ? 2 part time, totalling 30 hours.
How many of your specialist bereavement midwives work full-time? None
Does the bereavement midwife keep in contact with patients when they have left hospital? By ‘contact’ we mean face-to-face appointments or phone conversations. Yes by both methods.
Is there a ‘maximum’ time period that the bereavement midwife will keep contact with patients after they have left hospital? Individualised according to parent’s needs.
How many children died while being cared for at your maternity unit – between January 1st 2017 and December 31st 2017? This question is not very clear, as it doesn’t ask for specific classification groups.