The Benson Care Suite, a dedicated maternity bereavement suite, was officially opened in April by Sir Christopher and Lady Benson, who funded the suite with a generous donation to the Stars Appeal.
Maternity staff are able to provide mothers with one to one care, away from distractions, and to offer the time and support parents need to start the grieving process. Families have the chance to make the short time they have with their babies as personal and special as possible.
ArtCare’s Penny Robbins, who designed the decor for the new suite using feedback from parents and staff said, “The themes and colours were carefully chosen to create a sensitive environment that is private, calm and comfortable. The photographic images of nature in the rooms allow peaceful reflection and poems, printed on acrylic panels in the corridor, give expression to some of the difficult emotions felt by families at this time.”