Snuggle pods have been introduced so that preterm babies, who are born too early for resuscitation, can travel to hospital with dignity.
The soft knitted pockets are designed to comfortably hold babies whilst they are transported to hospital. Each pack is sealed and contains two embroidered hearts, one for the parents to keep and one to stay with the baby.
The aim is to ensure bereaved families and their babies are treated with the highest level of compassion and dignity.
The initiative has been supported by Consultant Midwife Dr Stephanie Heys, who said: “Snuggle pods is such a meaningful initiative providing families during bereavement with a personal keepsake. They will undoubtedly support staff in providing compassionate and individualised care when attending babies who sadly do not survive following birth.”