Alder Hey Children’s Charity has been awarded £1.4m to build a new, bespoke Child Bereavement Centre as part of Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, providing critical services to bereaved families who have suffered the loss of a child. The funding was in this week's Autumn Statement.
"This is great news for the Alder Centre," said Stephen Twigg MP, "They provide an invaluable service to grieving families in their time of greatest need. I'm delighted that with this funding new, bespoke premises can be built to accommodate the Centre within walking distance of the hospital, providing privacy for those that it supports."
The Alder Centre is dedicated to providing a comprehensive range of bereavement support services, tailored to the needs of those that have suffered the tragic loss of a child. The centre provides an emergency bereavement care service to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, for families in the immediate event of the death of a child.