Parents who suffer the devastating loss of a pregnancy, baby or child are now able to get personal support from a special centre within the grounds of Nottingham City Hospital. In 2013 Zephyr was the stillborn son of Carly Williams and Martin Sommerville from St Ann’s.
Their dedication to creating a place of support for bereaved families has been channelled through Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, volunteers from Carillion and Experian and a special fund managed by Nottingham Hospitals Charity. Zephyr’s fund is being used to create a peaceful haven for bereaved families.
Having only opened in Spring this year Zephyr’s is already hosting counselling, bereavement support, peer group support sessions, arts activities and complementary therapies. A warm and welcoming place for people.
Zephyr’s also offers a peaceful venue for professionals to meet with bereaved parents, providing a place away from maternity units with all the difficult memories they may hold. Not just Nottingham Hospital staff but also GPs and other community health professionals can use the centre as a meeting venue with bereaved parents.Download our Zephyr’s Appeal Leaflet