Wednesday 28 February 2024
Salisbury Foundation Trust

Making Memories

The grieving process can be very difficult and finding a way to commemorate your baby’s death may help. For many families, creating memories and keepsakes can be important to remember their baby. Many of the families we support often tell us how significant it was to have keepsakes, especially to share with friends, family and children for many years to come. Our staff will support you in making decisions about making memories that are right for you.


Families have found the following helpful:

  • A naming/blessing ceremony
  • Photographs
  • A lock of hair
  • Hand and foot prints
  • Hand and food castings (for babies over 22weeks gestation)
  • Keeping name bands and the cord clamp
  • Memorial Book


4Louis Memory Boxes

Salisbury Hospital offers memory boxes to bereaved families. Memory boxes, of various sizes, are donated to our hospital by 4Louis, a charity that aims to support families through miscarriage, stillbirth and child loss. 

To read more about the work that charity 4Louis does to help improve hospital bereavement services, please click here.

Our staff at Salisbury District Hospital have long been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment they provide for our patients and for their innovation, commitment and professionalism. This has been recognised in a wide range of achievements and it is reflected in our award of NHS Foundation Trust status. This is afforded to hospitals that provide the highest standards of care.

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