Service of Remembrance 202113th October 2021
Each year parents, friends and relatives are invited to a Service of Remembrance in the Recreation Hall at the Ulster Hospital during Pregnancy Loss week in October, in memory of children and babies who have died before or after birth. The service is an important private and public way for bereaved parents and their families to join with staff and to have the opportunity to commemorate the children and babies who have died. Hospital chaplains lead the service, with bereaved parents taking part in remembering their baby through poems, prayers and bible readings.
Unfortunately due to the ongoing pandemic restrictions, we were unable to have our annual service of remembrance as we normally would. The service this year was recorded by a small number of the Forget-Me-Not Focus group and staff and made availble on our Trust facebook and website at 7.30pm, Wednesday 13 October, the day the service should have been held.
This year flowers were presented at the service in memory of those that have passed and are placed in the hospital chapel.
Requests for entries in the Book of Remembrance, and copies of the poems read during the service may be made by contacting the Bereavement Support Midwife: Jacqueline Dorrian; email email@example.com
If any parents feel that a special verse, reading or piece of music would be particularly appropriate for the service next year, please do let us know. We cannot guarantee all suggestions will be included, but we will make every effort to do so. Contact The Forget-Me-Not Group by emailing Jacqueline Dorrian.
This service has been devised primarily from a Christian tradition. Those from other faith groups or those who have no formal faith are welcome to attend. If you have any spiritual needs which you would like to discuss, please contact Rev Don Gamble, Lead Chaplain on Tel: (028) 9048 4511.
For further information, please contact Jacqueline Dorrian, Bereavement Support Midwife via email: firstname.lastname@example.org