I was at King’s College NHS Trust for the official opening of their Peace Bereavement Suite, designed for bereaved families who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death. It is named in honour of a former midwife at the Trust, Peace, who sadly died in 2015. It was a privilege to meet with Peace’s family to hear about her life.
I’d like to thank the King’s midwives and everyone who has worked so hard to make sure families experiencing baby loss can benefit from this space. I hope it will provide a sanctuary for those who are sadly in the first stages of the grieving process. We must make policy at a national level that recognises the trauma behind every baby loss and ensures every family receives the level of support and care they deserve.