Barnsley hospital holds memorial service for lost babies

A hospital chapel has held a memorial service for families who have lost babies or children.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Trust said the service was open to anyone who had "lost a baby or child at any time during or after pregnancy."

The service featured poetry readings, a tree of names and the lighting of candles.

At the end of the service balloons were released from the hospital's memorial garden.

Paula Paynter, one of the hospital's counsellors, said: "The service brings peace to a lot of families who have experienced great sorrow and provides families with the opportunity to confront their grief and share their feelings with others who have gone through similar situations."

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