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08 December 2016 at 13:54

More than 60 people took part in a baby and child remembrance service at Ormskirk hospital.

Salvation Army band members provided music for the informal service which was led by the Rev Martin Abrams, the chaplain of Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust.

“The run up to Christmas can be a very exciting and special time but it can also heighten a sense of loss, grief and isolation” said Martin.

“We first held this event last year. It is a much appreciated and moving event for those who take part. Many had suffered a child or baby loss at some time the past.”

Attendees also wrote the names of loved ones on baubles to hang from the Christmas tree in the garden where the service was held.

Trees of Remembrance are also available in the prayer and quiet rooms at both Southport and Ormskirk hospitals during December.

Issued by Tony Ellis, Marketing and Communications Manager
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

Telephone 01704 704494
Twitter @SONHSTrust

Notes for editors

1. Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust manages Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk and District General Hospital, and is responsible for many community healthcare services for adults in Southport, Formby and West Lancashire. We also provide sexual health services across the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton. The North West Regional Spinal Injuries is hosted by the Trust from Southport hospital.