Delyn MP David Hanson has met up with constituent Anthony Quinn and praised the work of Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity, in raising awareness of the number of babies that are stillborn or die shortly after birth.
At a Westminster event, Mr Hanson was presented with Sands’ new report, Saving Babies’ Lives Report 2009.
The report aims to increase awareness of baby deaths and raise funds for research.
Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity, was established by bereaved parents in 1978 and obtained charity status in 1981.
Sands core aims are to: support anyone affected by the death of a baby; to work in partnership with health professionals to improve the quality of care and services offered to bereaved families; and to promote research and changes in practice that could help to reduce the loss of babies’ lives.
David Hanson said:
“Sands continue to do excellent work in highlighting the important issue of stillbirth and neonatal death.
“The Society’s latest report makes a welcome contribution to the debates around this issue.
“The UK Government has invested a great deal more resources into this area. As a result there are more midwives, more health visitors and more specialists but, we need to do more. I know that the Government will respond to the report and look to work alongside Sands in the future.”