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Supporting parents and relatives through baby loss

‘The SPRING service is part of the maternity services at University Hospitals Dorset and is here to help parents and families through the worst possible time in their lives.

The aim of the SPRING service is to support bereaved families through grief at the point of loss, delivery and beyond, working closely with medical professional to help provide a high level of care, alongside regular NHS services.

SPRING is overseen by a steering group which includes bereaved parents and caring, committed professionals – all of whom are passionate about SPRING and matters surrounding baby loss. SPRING offices are based at St. Mary’s Maternity Unit at Poole Hospital and cover Bournemouth, Poole and surrounding areas.

If you would like to find out more or access the services offered by SPRING please visit SPRING support.

The charity supports the SPRING service by funding:

  • Psychological bereavement support
  • Annual memorial events for families
  • Counselling rooms and service
  • The refurbishment of SPRING suite facilities
  • Memory boxes for bereaved families containing photos, prints and keepsakes

You can support the SPRING service today by:

  • Making an online donation below
  • Calling us on 0300 019 4060/ 8449
  • Sending in a cheque made payable to ‘University Hospitals Dorset NHS Charity‘ to one of our Freepost addresses:

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Charity,
The Royal Bournemouth Hospital,
Castle Lane East,

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Charity,
Poole Hospital,
Longfleet Road,
BH15 2JB

If total funds raised are insufficient or exceed the target then they will be used to support University Hospitals Dorset NHS Charity on alternative projects and appeals that are needed most.