Donation to North West Anglia Hospitals Charity to support bereaved parents

Peterborough City Hospital has received a special gift of a ‘Cuddle Blanket’ from the charity 4Louis, that works across the country to support anyone affected by miscarriage, stillbirth and the death of a baby or child in their hospital.

The Cuddle Blanket is specially made with an insulated cover and consists of a small cooling unit which circulates fluid through a cooling pad that can simply be placed on top of the baby or child, to keep the body cool.

Lauren Frow, Paediatric Deputy Sister, said: “We are humbled and grateful to Bob McGurrell, CEO of 4Louis, who recently came to PCH and delivered training and very kindly donated the Cuddle Blanket. The blanket has been created for use with older children, allowing families to spend special time with their child without the need to visit a mortuary or sit in a cold room. It’s designed so that the child’s favourite quilt cover can be laid over them, creating a comforting setting for the family.”

The donation was made possible by local company BGL Insurance, who also supports 4Louis from its Sunderland office and were able to make the link to Peterborough City Hospital from its Bretton-based HQ.

Bob McGurrell, CEO of 4Louis, said: "4Louis is delighted, with the support of BGL Insurance, to be able to donate a much-needed cuddle blanket to support families through the traumatic time after losing a child. This piece of equipment buys the gift of time and allows families to spend more time with their loved one. We are so pleased that BGL Insurance has been able to support us so generously over a number of years, allowing us to put in place support for bereaved families. Thank you to all at BGL Insurance, and of course the team at Peterborough Hospital, who are making a difference.”

Cuddle Blanket presentation
Bob McGurrell, CEO of 4Louis; Louise Sambells, Senior PR Manager at BGL Insurance and Lauren Frow, Paediatric Deputy Sister at PCH
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