Baby bereavement suite build completes at Leighton Hospital

Published: 26-Apr-2024

Robertson Construction North West has completed a new purpose-built baby bereavement suite at Leighton Hospital

Robertson Construction North West, the North West branch of the UK-based construction company, Robertson, has completed a new purpose-built baby bereavement suite at Leighton Hospital.

Meadow Suite, the new bereavement suite at Leighton Hospital, allows parents to stay together with their baby in a comfortable, non-clinical environment.

The suite also has a beautiful outside courtyard space where families can spend quiet time in the fresh air together and a separate entrance and exit with a dedicated parking space.

As part of the design, Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity’s Arts Manager, Dr Deborah Riding, commissioned an art project involving bereaved parents working with a professional artist to co-create bespoke wallpapers, window manifestations, and framed pieces, which feature throughout the suite.

The official launch of the suite was the culmination of a project that started in 2019

Meadow Suite was funded through a fundraising appeal called ‘Lost Little Ones’ which was launched by Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity.

The appeal raised £100,000 for the project and Robertson Construction North West assisted with the provision of the new suite as part of their commitment to the communities where they work.

Dirk Pittaway, Regional Managing Director, Robertson Construction North West, said: “One of our aims is to leave a lasting legacy associated with the projects that we undertake, and when we understood the significant impact our support would have for this project, we were more than happy to become involved.”

“We reached out to our supply chain partners who were able to further enhance our efforts and together, we have been able to bring the vision of the Meadow Suite to reality,” Pittaway explained.

“Being a family business, we have family values at our core, and we support one another in the same way,” Pittaway continued.

The appeal raised £100,000 for the project

“A number of our colleagues understand first-hand the importance of this suite and the difference that it will make to families and the maternity team at the hospital, we are proud to be able to support the Trust this way,” Pittaway concluded. 

Head of MCH Charity, Emma Robertson said: “The official launch of the suite was the culmination of a project that started in 2019 and took huge effort, energy and passion from the charity team, our local communities, our NHS staff, Robertson Construction, and bereaved parents.”

“I am so proud of what we have achieved, and although I wish this was something that wasn’t needed, we know that it will make a real difference to those bereaved families who will use the suite to make memories with their babies which will need to last a lifetime,” Robertson continued. 

“I’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone involved in raising the money to create the suite, your generosity has enabled us to change the way that bereaved parents and their families are supported throughout their darkest days,” Robertson concluded.

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