Baby Loss

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:42 am on 13th October 2016.

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Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins Conservative, Louth and Horncastle 11:42 am, 13th October 2016

I join other Members in thanking my hon. Friend and my hon. Friend Will Quince for bringing this issue to the Chamber today. A mother and father living in my constituency had the nightmare of their baby boy passing away unexpectedly at home. The baby was rushed to The baby boy was rushed to the nearest hospital, which happened to be in a different region. The fact that the death was registered in a different region from the one in which my constituents live has cause them incredible problems, not least in accessing counselling and therapy. Does my hon. Friend agree that geographical and regional boundaries must not prevent grieving parents from getting the help that they need and deserve?