Meet the Staff
Each maternity unit/hospital has a Bereavement Specialist Team (BST). This team is composed of staff members who have undertaken specialist and extensive education in bereavement care. This team usually includes a clinical midwife specialist in bereavement and loss, lead clinician, chaplain and medical social worker, as well as other members of staff.
The team is supported in its work by the hospital chief executive officer (CEO) / clinical director, director of midwifery, clinical leads, obstetricians, paediatricians, neonatologists, midwives, nurses, neonatal care nurses, allied health professionals, chaplains, ministers of religions, palliative care teams, bereavement committees, end-of-life care committees, administrative and auxiliary staff – all of whom have received training appropriate to their role in bereavement care.
In these videos, meet some of the people that work as part of, or with, Bereavement Specialist Teams, and learn more about their roles and the work that they do. The people in these particular videos are based at Cork University Maternity Hospital and/or Cork University Hospital but similar roles exist in maternity units or hospitals across the country.