Many families tell us they found speaking to a chaplain about their feelings and thoughts, helpful at this difficult time.
You do not have to be religious to speak with a member of our chaplaincy team.
Children’s book of remembrance
A Children’s Memorial Book is located within the hospital chapel at The James Cook University Hospital.
The Book of Remembrance is kept secure in a glass case and the pages are turned each day.
The book is always open on the current date. Entries are made in the book by a calligrapher.
You can visit the chapel and read your baby’s entry at any time.
The chapel is situated on the corridor near the hospital’s north entrance and is open at all times.
Service of remembrance
In December every year we hold our annual baby and children’s memorial service. This special service is open to all families of all faiths and is often attended by several staff members. Usually, it is held on the first Sunday in December and takes the form of a traditional carol service.
If you would like information about our memorial service, please contact our https://www.southtees.nhs.uk/services/maternity/bereavement-midwife/bereavement-midwife/ or the hospital https://www.southtees.nhs.uk/patients-visitors/chaplaincy/.
Baby loss awareness week
Baby Loss Awareness Week takes place between 9 and 15 October every year and offers a wonderful opportunity for families affected by baby loss to unite globally.
Baby Loss Awareness Week concludes with the global “Wave of Light.” Across the world families light a candle at 7pm local time and leaving it burning for at least one hour to remember all the babies who have died too soon.
Here at South Tees, we support Baby Loss Awareness week by raising awareness, lighting candles and remembering each precious baby.