Date lodged: 18 January 2019
To ask the Scottish Government how it plans to align the practical aspects of providing high-quality bereavement care with the development of the National Bereavement Care Pathway.
Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick 31 January 2019
The National Bereavement Care Pathway for Pregnancy and Baby Loss is in the early stages of development in Scotland. The project approach will be developed over the next two years. Scottish Government has provided funding of £94,000 to the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity (Sands) to lead the work with other baby loss charities, bereaved parents, health care professionals and Royal Colleges. It is expected that the pathways will provide a toolkit of practical guidance and training tools for all healthcare professionals working with bereaved parents in order to ensure they receive the best possible care.