Kitty’s Room open for bereaved parents
Losing a child is unthinkable, but sadly it does happen. Parents Emma and Martin Brewer wanted to leave a legacy for their daughter, Kitty May, who was born sleeping on 29 April 2015, by raising money to help refurbish the quiet room.
Princess Anne Hospital is the maternity hospital for UHS and the Lyndhurst ward quiet room is used by our bereaved parents/families whilst either as an inpatient or returning to see their babies/complete paperwork.
Linsi Imber, Specialist Bereavement Midwife, comments: “Having Kitty’s Room is essential to keep disruptions to a minimum, offer a safe place to talk about what has happened in a confidential area, without distraction. This can be hard to find in a busy environment like a hospital, which is why places like Kitty’s room are crucial. They allow family members a calm environment in which they are able to visit and be with their family at this difficult time.”
“We also want to say a massive thank you to Emma’s workplace Lloyds bank who took part in fundraising, plus all the people who have attended their events, and businesses who also donated to their cause.”