Health and wellbeing

Funding level: £5,001 to £10,000

Description

There are now 11 designated Jake’s Midwives across the UK. This was as a direct result of funding from Jake’s Scholarship through the NMSF. We are continuing to support this project through new funding opportunities such as the Aviva Community Fund as we take the project into local NHS Trusts. Our ambition is that every NHS Maternity Unit has a qualified Jake’s Midwife as an essential part of the team. Every time a family loses their much-wanted baby it is tragic. Families say that at this time high quality support can make an enormous difference to them. It is absolutely essential that such support is available to every family. “I am immensely proud to be one of Jake’s Midwives, as it recognises the dedication and commitment at UHCW to providing the highest standard of care to families experiencing loss in late pregnancy. Through the funding I have been able to make a real difference and improve the sensitive photography. Forever Photos is an initiative that gives midwives the skills and confidence to provide parents with a range of high quality photos of their baby that are sensitive and meaningful. To date we have held two training days training 40 midwives – we have another day planned for the New Year.”
Jake’s Midwife, Sam Collinge, Bereavement Support Specialist, University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust

National Maternity Support Foundation (NMSF)

Location: Welwyn Garden City

We know Jake's Midwives make a hugely positive impact on families that have suffered the tragedy of losing a baby
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