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Grand Donation for Bereavement Suite

26th February 2019

Farrans has donated 1000 to help NHS Lanarkshire create a special haven for bereaved parents who have lost a baby.

The cheque was handed over by Hayley and Lorcan Gill in memory of their daughter, Eimear Rose Gill, who was sadly stillborn, at 33+ gestation, on 8th May 2018 at University Hospital Wishaw.

The Bothwell couple, who are both civil engineers at Farrans, met through work and have been married since December 2017.

Their sad loss inspired them to join efforts to contribute to a maternity bereavement suite at University Hospital Wishaw.
Hayley, who is originally from East Kilbride, said: “We are extremely grateful that we got to spend some precious time with Eimear Rose.

"We also received a memory box from 4Louis which enabled us to store some mementos of our daughter which I know we will treasure forever.

“Thanks to the staff, we were given all the time, privacy and support that we needed. When we heard about the hospital efforts to create a bereavement suite, we wanted the company’s donation to go towards helping other parents who experience a tragic loss like us.”

The donation from Farrans will boost funding for the Maternity Bereavement Suite, with work due to begin soon.

The suite will provide a quiet, homely area, separate from the maternity unit where bereaved mums and dads can spend some quiet time with their child.

Elaine Hamilton, a bereavement specialist midwife, said: “Unfortunately, the hospital doesn't currently have a separate unit for bereaved parents.

“Thank you to Hayley, Lorcan and everyone at Farrans for donating the money which will be going to such a worthwhile cause. This bereavement suite means so much to many.”