Cuddle cots donated to Ipswich Hospital to help grieving parents

Midwives at Ipswich Hospital were recipients of a significan gift when the Rotary Club of Ipswich Ea

Midwives at Ipswich Hospital were recipients of a significan gift when the Rotary Club of Ipswich East presented them with a CuddleCot - Credit: Archant

The Rotary Club of Ipswich East has donated a piece of equipment to Ipswich Hospital that will provide support to grieving parents.

The innovative CuddleCot unit helps to keep a recently deceased baby cool and therefore prolongs the time a bereaved family can spend with them.

The portable device uses cooling pads that are placed into a moses basket, crib, pram or bed and quietly cools through a specially insulated hose that fills the pads with cold liquid.

The Rotary Club called upon funds raised through the Orwell Walks and Geoff Watson, president of the Ipswich East club, said: “When we saw the tiny infants and then see how this equipment can make such a difference to grieving parents, we know the money has been well-spent.”