We work closely with staff at St John's, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and Borders General Hospital. Our aim is to support the midwives and staff via training and regular meetings so we can give the bereaved families the best support we can at the worst of times. We have helped equip the family rooms with items they may need including TV, bedding, blankets, cosmetic items and anything that would give some comfort and assist the family at this sad time. Many local people knit for SANDS Lothians so the families can dress their precious baby in some beautiful knitted items and keep a blanket that their wee one was placed in. We were proud to fundraise for a cold cot at St John's which means that a family may have the chance to keep their baby with them in the room for longer periods of time.
We also supply printers, memory cards and photograph albums to the hospitals.
Borders General Hospital
Neonatal Unit RIE
St John's Hospital