Here is an overview of Sands work in Scotland.
Our local groups in Scotland
Forth Valley Sands
Dumfries and Galloway Sands
National Bereavement Care Pathway (NBCP) in Scotland
The National Bereavement Care Pathway (NBCP) for Pregnancy & Baby Loss in Scotland provides dedicated pathways that are designed for all healthcare professionals and staff who are involved in the care of women, partners and families at all stages of pregnancy and baby loss.
The pathways include Miscarriage, Ectopic and Molar Pregnancy, Termination of Pregnancy for Fetal Anomaly (TOPFA), Stillbirth, Neonatal Death and Sudden and Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI) up to 24 months.
Aberdeen Sands Baird Family Hospital Bereavement Suite Project
The Baird Family Hospital is a planned new hospital in Aberdeen, for the Grampian area, which will include Maternity, Infertility, Neonatal, Breast Screening and Surgery.
Aberdeen Sands have been involved in ensuring that bereaved parents are cared for in the Rubislaw Ward in the current hospital. To support bereaved parents in future we have been involved in the planning and designing of a new bereavement suite, to make it as comfortable and appropriate as possible for those facing the loss of a baby.
Reducing the risks of stillbirth in Scotland
The Scottish Government's new public health campaign focuses on ways to reduce the risk of stillbirth and was launched in February.
The campaign, which is the first of its kind in Scotland, offers important information to pregnant women to help reduce the risk. It includes sleeping on your side, not smoking and monitoring baby's movements - the advice which our research has contributed to, helping save more babies’ lives.
Watch the campaign video to find out more.
Bereavement Care Training in Scotland
Sands Bereavement Care Training Workshops – open to all professionals
Our consistently well-evaluated one-day workshop for multidisciplinary groups has been awarded professional accreditation from the Royal College of Midwives. The day supports participants to develop their knowledge, insight and skills to be able to provide high quality, sensitive care to parents when a baby dies. It is highly interactive and skills-based, enabling professionals to develop their confidence in providing excellent bereavement care.