PDH Welcomes Donation Of Cuddle Cot

Photo: The Bendigo Bikers Charity Support Group with PDH Midwifery Staff (Photo supplied by Portland Observer)
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Tuesday, 18 July 2017
Portland District Health has welcomed the donation of a new cuddle cot for its maternity award, but it’s a donation it hopes to never use.

PDH Director of Nursing Ros Alexander said the cot for deceased babies is designed to help families in their darkest hours.

The cot has been donated by the Emerikus Land Foundation, which raises money and places cuddle cots across Australia, with funding assistance from the Bendigo-based Bikers Charity Support Group.

Ms Alexander said the cot would give parents and families more time to grieve with their child.

We wanted to have this available in case it is needed by parents, she said.

I know of families who have used these cots and they were very thankful. We really appreciate the work of the Foundation in raising money for this donation.

The Cuddle Cot is small, light and quiet and is designed for use with deceased babies in any moses basket or cot. It can easily be carried in one hand and can easily be used at home for parents as well as within the hospital maternity department.

It also provides an additional cooling system in the cot allowing parents to spend precious extra time with their baby.

We thank the Bendigo Bikers Charity Support Group for their kind donation and support of PDH.


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