Hospitals hold baby and
child Christmas remembrance service
ORMSKIRK Hospital will be offering
support for the 3rd year running to families remembering lost loved ones in the
weeks before Christmas. The Baby and Child Remembrance Service will be held at
Ormskirk Hospital and led by the Trust chaplain, the Rev Martin Abrams.
Martin said:- "The run up to Christmas can be a very exciting and special
time but it can also heighten a sense of loss, grief and isolation. This was a
much appreciated and successful event last year with more than 60 people
attending; many of whom told us how helpful they found it. We hope the short,
informal service will be supportive to anyone who has suffered a child or baby
lost; not just recently, but at any time in the past. The Salvation Army band
will join us and we will be writing the names of loved ones on baubles to hang
from our Christmas tree. This year, our visitors will also have an opportunity
to take a bauble home with their loved ones name on, so they can hang it on
their own Christmas tree too."
The event will start with refreshments in the main Ormskirk Hospital's entrance,
at 6pm, on Wednesday, 6 December 2017, before moving to 1 of the Hospital's
gardens for the service. Tarleton's Sooty's Plants in Southport New Road is
providing an 8ft plus Christmas tree to mark the special occasion. In 2016,
approximately 200 names were registered across the 2 Hospital sites. Trees of
Remembrance will also be available in the prayer and quiet rooms, at both
Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals, during December. Visitors will be welcome to
write the name or names of loved ones on a decoration and hang it from the tree.