The Cuddle Cot is housed with the Childrens Community Palliative Care Team, 526-528 Stockport Road, Longsight, Manchester. 0161 2481257/2488501. It can be collected from the health centre 7 days a week, 0800-2200 provided a telephone call has been made to the team prior to collection, to request its use, this will ensure a member of the service is available.
Flexmort are the manufacturer of the CuddleCot which has been internationally recognised across the world as significantly helping parents who suffer the loss of a baby. Dealing with the death of a baby is clearly an incredibly difficult event for parents and bereaved parents should be given the option of spending Time with their baby. Providing families Time through the use of the CuddleCot is internationally encouraged by midwives, bereavement practitioners, still birth/neonatal charities, and academics. Time allows the family to form an important bond with their baby; whether changing a nappy, dressing the baby, taking photographs or simply just staying close and this unquestionably helps families in dealing with their loss. The problem is that in a warm room the baby’s condition can deteriorate quickly, therefore cooling the baby is absolutely essential. Transferring to and from the morgue is now widely regarded as an outdated practice as it is traumatic for parents to repeatedly go through the separation process whereas the CuddleCot allows the family to spend every moment with their baby, precious moments where every minute counts.
For more details visit: http://flexmort.com/cuddle-cots/