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Junior doctors industrial action (24-28 February 2024)

British Medical Association (BMA) junior doctors are scheduled to take industrial action from 7am Saturday 24th to 11:59pm Wednesday 28th February 2024.

As a result, we are expecting that a number of junior doctors who work at Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust will be on strike during this time.

To maintain patient safety, some of our services may be disrupted so that our clinical teams can prioritise our most urgent patients and care.

If your scheduled appointment is impacted by the upcoming industrial action, we will be in touch with you as soon as possible to let you know and to provide you with a re-arranged date. We appreciate for anyone currently waiting for an appointment that any changes will be extremely frustrating, and we apologise in advance for the inconvenience this causes to anyone who is affected.

We will be contacting any patients whose appointments may be affected. If you are not contacted, please attend the hospital as normal.

Honeysuckle Bereavement Service

The Honeysuckle Team are the dedicated baby bereavement team at Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust.

The Honeysuckle Team provide care for women and their families at Liverpool Women’s Hospital following pregnancy loss at any gestation and early neonatal death.

The team consists of 2 bereavement support midwives, Marie Kelleher and Pauline McBurnie, and bereavement support officer, Sarah Martin.

The Team’s office is open Monday – Friday 8am-4pm, you are welcome to contact them either by phone 0151 702 4151 or email honeysuckle@lwh.nhs.uk

For more information about the team please visit Patient Information Leaflets section:

https://www.liverpoolwomens.nhs.uk/patients/patient-information-leaflets/honeysuckle-bereavement/

Support for Men - Honeysuckle FC

In partnership with Liverpool Football Club Foundation, The Honeysuckle Team have set up a support group for men affected by miscarriage, ectopic or molar pregnancy, termination of pregnancy for fetal anomaly, stillbirth and early neonatal death. 

Honeysuckle FC offers men a safe space to come together for an hour social and wellbeing session followed by an hour football session.

All abilities welcome!

For more information please email  mark.henderson@liverpoolfc.com or honeysuckle@lwh.nhs.uk

Watch a short video about Honeysuckle FC here:

Monthly Support Group

The Honeysuckle Team’s specialist bereavement midwives run a monthly support group.

Group sessions take place in a calm, welcoming environment with refreshments, crafts and a listening ear for anyone affected by miscarriage, ectopic or molar pregnancy, termination of pregnancy for fetal anomaly, stillbirth and early neonatal death. 

Watch a short video about our monthly support group here:

The meetings are for adults only, due to the sensitive nature of the group children cannot attend.

Upcoming support group sessions:

  • Tuesday 6th February 2024, 6.00pm – 8.00pm, Blair Bell Centre, Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust, Crown Street, Liverpool, L8 7SS
  • Tuesday 5th March 2024, 1.00pm – 3.00pm,  Deysbrook Village Centre, Deysbrook Way, West Derby, Liverpool, L12 4XF
  • Wednesday 10th April 2024, 6.00pm – 8.00pm, Blair Bell Centre, Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust, Crown Street, Liverpool, L8 7SS

Please contact The Honeysuckle Team to book a place 0151 702 4151 / honeysuckle@lwh.nhs.uk

Local Counselling Services

The Honeysuckle Team have strong links with 2 local counselling services who provide support to men, women and children. If you would like to discuss counselling please do not hesitate to contact The Honeysuckle Team.

Liverpool Bereavement Services - https://liverpoolbereavement.com/baby-and-child-loss/

Love Jasmine - https://www.lovejasmine.org.uk/

Support Organisations

Aching Arms - support when you’ve experienced the heartbreak of losing your baby, during pregnancy, at birth or soon after. https://www.achingarms.co.uk/

Antenatal Results Choices (ARC) - for women and families who have to make a decision about continuing or ending your pregnancy after been told your baby has a fetal anomaly https://www.arc-uk.org/for-parents/

Child Bereavement UK - helps children, parents and families to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a baby or child dies When your baby dies | Child Bereavement UK

Children of Jannah - Aimed at supporting bereaved parents who are of the Muslim faith, who have been affected by the tragic loss of a child https://www.childrenofjannah.com/

Cradle - a national pregnancy loss charity working with Healthcare Professionals within the NHS, to support their pregnancy loss services https://cradlecharity.org/

Dads Still Standing – a place for dads who have suffered baby loss to find support https://www.dadstillstanding.com/

Ectopic Pregnancy Trust - provides information, education and support to those affected by ectopic pregnancy. https://ectopic.org.uk/

Miscarriage Association - supporting women, their partners, families, friends and colleagues affected by miscarriage, molar pregnancy or ectopic pregnancy. https://www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk/

SANDS - the leading stillbirth and neonatal death charity in the UK, supporting anyone affected by the death of a baby. Sands Bereavement Support App | Sands - Stillbirth and neonatal death charity

SPACE - Liverpool based online network that offers peer support to women who have experienced miscarriage of infertility – either recently, or at any time in the past https://www.thereisspaceforyouhere.com/

The Worst Girl Gang Ever – a support platform and podcast for miscarriage and baby loss https://www.theworstgirlgangever.co.uk/

Twins Trust - supports all parents and carers of twins, triplets or more who have died whether it was during or after pregnancy https://twinstrust.org/bereavement.html

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