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Supporting Sudden Death In Children & Young Adults
Family Rooms

The care that bereaved parents receive in hospital following the death of their child is crucial. Small details can mean a great deal to recently bereaved parents and families and the environment in which care is delivered is of particular importance.

Whilst no facilities can lessen the grief and anguish bereaved parents may feel, the room is designed to give families a private and comforting space where loved ones can wait for news, and when necessary, be together to say their final goodbyes.

2 Wish Upon A Star have, to date, refurbished family rooms at the following hospitals:

  • University Hospital Wales, Cardiff Emergency Unit
  • University Hospital of Wales, Critical Care
  • Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend Critical Care
  • Prince Charles Hospital, Merthyr Emergency Unit
  • Royal Glamorgan Hospital, Llantrisant Emergency Unit

The rooms are painted in comforting colour’s and furnished in a way, so it does not feel too clinical. We provide facilities for hot drinks and a small selection of toys for children to use.

 

Chief Executive of the Cwm Taf health board, Allison Williams said: “We are delighted to be able to offer these new facilities within the A & E department at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital which will provide the opportunity for family and friends to spend time with their loved ones in a calmer and quieter environment at a very difficult time.”

Lead nurse on critical care at the University Hospital of Wales , Orla Morgan, said: “Critical care is now very fortunate to have a relatives’ room that will meet the needs of our patients families at what is often a very distressing time.

“A very special thank you to Nadine and Richard for their endless fundraising and 2 Wish Upon A Star for all their support and hard work in providing critical care with this fantastic facility for relatives.”

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