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Maternity services funding boost

Posted on Friday 14th February 2014
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Maternity services funding boost

Maternity services at the Cumberland Infirmary have won £175,000 to improve facilities for grieving families who experience pregnancy loss.

The Department of Health has announced that it will provide the funding from its Improving Maternity Care Setting Fund after maternity staff made a successful bid for some new developments.

The cash will fund a new bereavement room for grieving families to spend time with their baby if they wish within the private facility. It is also planned to provide more welcoming reception areas and a day assessment room.

Plans are being drawn up presently and work should start on the alterations soon.

Chris Bird, Clinical Maternity Manager, said: “This is a major boost for our maternity services and will enhance the experience of our patients on many levels and also improve the working environment for our staff.”