Wednesday, 18th November, saw the high profile launch of our Saving Babies’ Lives Report, 2009 to MSPs at the Scottish Parliament. We highlighted several problem areas in Scotland that are contributing to the deaths of babies in Scotland and called on the Scottish Government to ensure that stillbirths and neonatal deaths are recognised as a major health issue in Scotland and addressed as a matter of urgency and priority.

The reception at the Scottish Parliament was hosted by Ken Macintosh MSP, and guests included scientists, researchers, members of professional organizations, health professionals and Sands parents from across Scotland attended the reception.

Copies of the Saving Babies’ Lives Report, 2009 are available here

LATEST MEDIA COVERAGE:

Many thanks for all those quoted and those who very kindly told their personal stories.

The Scotsman http://news.scotsman.com/health/One-baby-is-stillborn-every.5833047.jp

The Times http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/scotland/article6920564.ece 

BBC Online (Scotland) http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/8364777.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/south_of_scotland/8365975.stm

Edinburgh Evening News – great interview with Angie Cameron-Lynch http://edinburghnews.scotsman.com/features/As-a-report-calls-for.5834085.jp 

BBC Democracy Live – if you would like to see Ann, Neal and Marion presenting to the Scottish parliament Petitions Committee yesterday you can log on and watch. http://news.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/hi/scotland/newsid_8362000/8362589.stm?t=5327s

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