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Service for infant death families

8 October 07 08:10 GMT

A hospital in Grimsby is to hold a special service for parents who have suffered the death of a baby.

The Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital said the service on Sunday 21 October would give relatives an "opportunity to remember their baby in a special way".

A spokesman said: "It will allow them to acknowledge the importance of their missing child and be with others who have shared a similar experience."

After the service relatives will be able visit the Baby Memorial Garden.

Anyone affected by a pregnancy loss, stillbirth or neonatal death is invited to attend the service.

'Special thoughts'

Hospital chaplain Rev Anabel Barber said: "The purpose of the service is to set aside a little time to quietly remember these special babies, and to share special thoughts.

"Some parents come to remember a recent loss. Others come to remember a special baby who died many years ago. Some parents lost their baby at birth, others early in the pregnancy.

"All are welcome, whatever the circumstances."

Anyone wanting more information about the service should contact Rev Barber on 01472 875204.

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