4louis provide useful tools, equipment and training free of charge to hospital units, hospices and other professionals who sadly have the job of comforting grieving families who suffer a miscarriage, Stillbirth Neonatal or child death. Below is a list of everything we do to try and improve the services given.
4Louis memory boxes are tailored to suit the needs of various units and contain many items to help inspire bereaved families to capture mementos of their baby or child. They are also a useful tool to the healthcare professional as a small ice breaker when engaging with the family. This gives them something to talk about and encourage the family’s involvement in capturing these precious keepsakes. 4Louis currently supply 8 different style Memory Boxes
Bereavement and family rooms offer families the opportunity to spend precious time with their baby or child in a peaceful and homely environment while they prepare to say goodbye. They are ideally positioned away from the main wards but with staff and medical facilities on hand.
4louis have funded many bereavement and family rooms from providing soft furnishings, kitchenettes, to full renovations. Some of our projects have been funded by families in memory of their little ones.
Pictures tell a story in one powerful image and are always a treasured keepsakes of a loved one. 4Louis feel after the poor quality photos taken of Louis, our camera kits are important tools to allow families to capture lots of photos of their baby or child. There are lots of different ideas that can create some beautiful photos even at the most heart breaking time.
Our camera kits contain a high resolution bridge camera, to ensure the best quality photos can be captured, with a compatible printer so that families can have their photos there and then. We even supply the ink and paper too!
This is an item to be used to take baby home to arrange their own burial/cremation in the dignified way.
Small - Up to 6/7 weeks gestation
Medium - Up to 13 weeks gestation
Large- Up to 22 weeks gestation
We supply Moses baskets so nurses have a dignified way to present baby to the family. We do three different Moses baskets;
Small-Up to 16 weeks
Medium-Up to 28 weeks
Adapted from the original cold cot, this unit is compact, discrete and designed to fit in to a moses basket to keep the environment homely at such a traumatic time. This specialised piece of equipment is designed to keep a baby cool to allow their family to spend up to but not indefinite 72 hours with them.
The cuddle blanket is designed for use with older children to allow families to spend some special time with their child without the need to visit a mortuary or sit in a cold room. The cuddle blanket is designed so that the child’s favourite quilt cover can be laid over them creating a comforting setting for the family.
We provide funding for healthcare professionals, to allow them to access necessary bereavement and photography training available through various training facilitators providing in house training. We also fund for health professionals to attend national conferences and training days.
4Louis have exhibited at many conferences and training events, promoting the work we do for bereaved families across the UK including the RCM Conference, Transforming loss conference, Maternity and midwifery Festival, CBUK annual Neonatal Conference and many more.
4Louis have been invited by many trusts to speak at their study days to talk about Louis’ story, from a parents or a grandparents perspective, 4louis as a charity and the work we do.
If you would like 4Louis to attend your Study day/Conference please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org