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Baby garden restored for hospital open day


A restored and replanted baby garden will be rededicated in a ceremony at next month’s Ormskirk hospital open day.

The garden is a quiet place near the hospital reception for all visitors but particularly those who have experienced a loss in pregnancy.

The Rev Martin Abrams, chaplain at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust, will conduct a service and the garden will be officially opened by Rosie Cooper, MP for West Lancashire.

During the ceremony there will be an opportunity for anyone who has lost a baby to plant “bulbs of hope”.

There will also be a forget-me-not area created for “Our Never Forgotten Babies”.  This will be particularly for parents who have never been able to discover where their babies were laid to rest.

A significant amount of the funds for the restoration have been raised by a local family who experienced their own baby loss.

The open day, on Saturday 7th September, will be held across Ormskirk hospital and run from 11am to 3pm. The rededication service will be at 1pm.

The free event will include a jobs fair, a menopause café, a casualty clinic for cuddly toys in the plaster room, departmental tours, face-painting and the opportunity to try basic first aid and resuscitation.

The Trust annual general meeting will take place from 11am.

Check the Trust website, www.southportandormskirk.nhs.uk, for further information.


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