It appears to me that Scotland seem to be doing a lot more to raise awareness and support parents who have suffered a loss. I hope that the rest of the UK follows suit.
Bereavement funding for stillbirth charity
Maternity staff in Scotland's NHS are to receive specialist training to support bereaved parents who have suffered a stillbirth.
The Scottish Government is to fund the charity SANDS with up to £20,000 to work with health boards on improving support for mothers and fathers after their baby is stillborn. The money will be used to ensure maternity staff are given specialist education and training, so that they are better equipped to support bereaved parents.
Public Health Minister Shona Robison will announce the funding at a Parliamentary reception this evening to mark SANDS' campaign to raise awareness of the number of babies in Scotland who are stillborn or die shortly after birth.
Discussions are expected to begin shortly between the Scottish Government, SANDS and health boards to identify priorities for action.