13th July 2017


Greg Johnston

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Welcome to the Team – Helen Westwood

Our final member of the Advisory Panel, completing the team, is the truly wonderful Helen Westwood! Helen advises us on the work we do to support bereaved parents. She is such a caring, lovely lady who works incredibly hard.

We first linked with Helen while we were planning what support we could offer bereaved families, and at that very moment she email to ask for our support in her endeavours to provide some support for families who had lost a baby. Us meeting seemed meant to be and we have already achieved so much thanks to Helen’s help… here she is in her own words:

“I have a varied background in adult nursing, midwifery and health visiting and have recently joined North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust as a Bereavement Liaison Specialist Nurse. In this role I will be leading the development of bereavement care services for patients and families throughout the Trust. I have a special interest in care following the loss of a baby, and believe passionately that every bereaved parent should be offered a high standard of care and be able to access support as and when they need it. I am so proud to be working with Greg and Jill to co-facilitate the Bereavement Group. We know that the group will make a difference to many parents who are grieving for their babies, allowing them a safe place to share experiences and to support each other.”

Thank you so much for all your hard work Helen, and officially welcome to the team!