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Advice during upcoming doctors’ industrial action (19-22 September & 2-5 October 2023)

Industrial action by hospital consultants and junior doctors is scheduled to take place between 19-22 September and 2-5 October. Some of our services may be impacted.

Unless you are advised otherwise, please attend the hospital as normal for any appointments or procedures. 

Further details and advice during these periods can be found HERE.

Honeysuckle Bereavement Service

The Honeysuckle Team are the dedicated baby bereavement team at Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust.

The Honeysuckle Team provide care for women and their families at Liverpool Women’s Hospital following pregnancy loss at any gestation and early neonatal death.

The team consists of 2 bereavement support midwives, Marie Kelleher and Pauline McBurnie, and bereavement support officer, Sarah Martin.

The Team’s office is open Monday – Friday 8am-4pm, you are welcome to contact them either by phone 0151 702 4151 or email honeysuckle@lwh.nhs.uk

For more information about the team please visit Patient Information Leaflets section:

https://www.liverpoolwomens.nhs.uk/patients/patient-information-leaflets/honeysuckle-bereavement/

Monthly Support Group

The Honeysuckle Team’s specialist bereavement midwives run a monthly support group.

Group sessions take place in a calm, welcoming environment with refreshments, crafts and a listening ear for anyone affected by miscarriage, ectopic or molar pregnancy, termination of pregnancy for fetal anomaly, stillbirth and early neonatal death. 

Watch a short video about our monthly support group here:

The meetings are for adults only, due to the sensitive nature of the group children cannot attend.

Upcoming support group sessions:

  • Thursday 5th October 2023, 6.00pm – 8.00pm, Blair Bell Centre, Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust, Crown Street, Liverpool, L8 7SS
  • Thursday 2nd November 2023, 6.00pm - 8.00pm, Deysbrook Village Centre, Deysbrook Way, West Derby, Liverpool, L12 4Xf
  • Thursday 14th December 2023, 6.00pm - 8.00pm, Blair Bell Centre, Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust, Crown Street, Liverpool, L8 7SS

Please contact The Honeysuckle Team to book a place 0151 702 4151 / honeysuckle@lwh.nhs.uk

Baby loss Awareness Week 2023

Our beautiful Service of Remembrance will once again be held at St George’s Hall on Tuesday 10th October 2023. This is our annual event organised by the Liverpool Women's Honeysuckle Bereavement Team that brings bereaved families and friends together to remember all those taken too soon.

The service is held during Baby Loss Awareness week which take place between the 9th  - 15th October, and aims to raise awareness about baby loss in the UK. Bereaved families, healthcare professionals, support organisations and volunteers come together to remember babies who have died during any stage of pregnancy, at or soon after birth and in infancy.

The services will be held on Tuesday 10th October 2023 in the Great Hall at St George’s Hall, St George’s Place, Liverpool, L1 1JJ.

  • Early service, doors open at 4.30pm with refreshments and crafts. Service will begin at 5.30pm.
  • Late service, doors open at 7.15pm with refreshments and crafts. Service will begin at 8pm.

Name Request

As in previous years our Honeysuckle Bereavement team would like to invite families to have their baby/babies names included in the service, please email honeysuckle@lwh.nhs.uk  by Sunday 10th September. Please note, unfortunately names received after this date cannot be added.

To close the week and unite bereaved families around the world we ask you to join us on Sunday 15th October in lighting a candle, together we can create a beautiful wave of light, remembering all the babies gone too soon #WaveofLight #BLAW2023

Local Counselling Services

The Honeysuckle Team have strong links with 2 local counselling services who provide support to men, women and children. If you would like to discuss counselling please do not hesitate to contact The Honeysuckle Team.

Liverpool Bereavement Services - https://liverpoolbereavement.com/baby-and-child-loss/

Love Jasmine - https://www.lovejasmine.org.uk/

Support Organisations

Aching Arms - support when you’ve experienced the heartbreak of losing your baby, during pregnancy, at birth or soon after. https://www.achingarms.co.uk/

Antenatal Results Choices (ARC) - for women and families who have to make a decision about continuing or ending your pregnancy after been told your baby has a fetal anomaly https://www.arc-uk.org/for-parents/

Child Bereavement UK - helps children, parents and families to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a baby or child dies When your baby dies | Child Bereavement UK

Children of Jannah - Aimed at supporting bereaved parents who are of the Muslim faith, who have been affected by the tragic loss of a child https://www.childrenofjannah.com/

Cradle - a national pregnancy loss charity working with Healthcare Professionals within the NHS, to support their pregnancy loss services https://cradlecharity.org/

Dads Still Standing – a place for dads who have suffered baby loss to find support https://www.dadstillstanding.com/

Ectopic Pregnancy Trust - provides information, education and support to those affected by ectopic pregnancy. https://ectopic.org.uk/

Miscarriage Association - supporting women, their partners, families, friends and colleagues affected by miscarriage, molar pregnancy or ectopic pregnancy. https://www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk/

SANDS - the leading stillbirth and neonatal death charity in the UK, supporting anyone affected by the death of a baby. Sands Bereavement Support App | Sands - Stillbirth and neonatal death charity

SPACE - Liverpool based online network that offers peer support to women who have experienced miscarriage of infertility – either recently, or at any time in the past https://www.thereisspaceforyouhere.com/

The Worst Girl Gang Ever – a support platform and podcast for miscarriage and baby loss https://www.theworstgirlgangever.co.uk/

Twins Trust - supports all parents and carers of twins, triplets or more who have died whether it was during or after pregnancy https://twinstrust.org/bereavement.html

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