Barnsley hospital holds memorial service for lost babies
- 14 October 2012
- From the section Sheffield & South Yorkshire
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."