Limerick Maternity to host remembrance service for those who have experienced loss

Anthony Geoghegan

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Anthony Geoghegan

Rita O’Brien, Noreen Mann, Marie Hunt, Eileen Broderick, Dr Asma Nosherwan, and Margo Dunworth announcing the remembrance service

Rita O’Brien, Noreen Mann, Marie Hunt, Eileen Broderick, Dr Asma Nosherwan, and Margo Dunworth announcing the remembrance service

THIS SUNDAY, the University Maternity Hospital will host its annual remembrance service to support and comfort bereft families.

Organised by the bereavement support department and midwifery staff at UMHL, the event is welcome for all families and members of staff who experienced deaths during pregnancy.

Marie Hunt, a bereavement counselling midwife from UMHL, said: “The death of a baby is recognised as one of the most difficult bereavements in life and something which has  a lifelong impact on parents and families.”

The support doesn’t extend to just families, members of staff involved in the difficult process are also welcome.

Ms Hunt continued: “Staff at University Maternity Hospital Limerick witness the deep grief and sadness felt by parents who have been told their baby has died.  

”The remembrance service provides a space for staff, the parents and extended families to reflect on the love and care they have shown to families who are bereaved and to acknowledge and express their own grief and sadness for the little lives that were lost,” she added.

The service will take place at the Church of the Holy Rosary, Ennis Road, on Sunday, November 18, at 3pm, and all are welcome.