PROVIDING a shoulder to cry on or a hand to hold, Bereavement Liaison Midwife Leanne is there for families at their toughest moments.
Leanne, who started at Ipswich Hospital earlier this year, provides bereavement and pregnancy support for families who experience infant loss, or who are aware they may lose their baby.
She said pregnancy and infant loss occurred more frequently than discussed and could be isolating for families.
“I do everything in my power to make the pain better for families who are grieving. I help them feel supported and provide them with all the options to allow time with their baby,” she said.
The bereavement service started at Ipswich Hospital in 2019 and is offered to all families but is accessed by choice.
Ipswich Hospital runs a midwifery care after loss clinic for families who have experienced loss.
It is run by midwives in collaboration with doctors, social workers and cultural support.
Contact your GP or midwife for a referral.
Treat for staff
Thanks to Old Fernvale Bakery for supporting West Moreton Health’s rural teams during Mental Health Week.
Sweet and savoury treats were donated to staff at our Gatton, Boonah, Laidley and Esk hospitals to acknowledge Mental Health Week and to say thank you for the work they do each and every day.
October is National Safe Work Month and working safely includes looking after your mental health.
This year’s theme – for everyone’s safety, work safely – encourages individuals and organisations to prioritise safety in the workplace, because protecting workers’ mental health is just as import as protecting their physical health. On average, work-related psychological injuries have longer recovery times, higher costs and require more time away from work.