Halifax Couple Call For New Bereavement Facilities In West Yorkshire Hospital

Gaynor and Kallipateira.

They want to see improvements at Calderdale Royal Hospital.

Family bereavement rooms at many West Yorkshire hospitals aren't suitable for grieving parents, according to one Halifax couple.

Ben Moorhouse and his partner Gaynor Thompson want to see bereavement rooms moved away from maternity wards.

It follows what they call a "devastating" experience last October, when their daughter Kallipateira Rodothea Moorhouse was stillborn.

Whilst grieving in a specialist room, they could still hear the cries of newborn babies and their families.

"It [the bereavement room] was located on the same maternity labour ward", said Ben.

"We could still hear babies being born, with crying happy families all celebrating.

"For any parents who are in a similar position to ourselves, its not an ideal situation to be in."

Ben will be taking on the 'Yorkshire Three Peaks' and 'Coast to Coast' challenges this summer, to help raise money for a new bereavement room at Calderdale Royal Hospital.

You can hear our reporter Henry Winter's full interview with Ben and Gaynor, here:

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