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CuddleBlanket. Giving grieving families the gift of time

The CuddleBlanket mortuary blanket provides grieving families an opportunity to spend time with their loved ones without having to cool the whole room.

Some families wish to spend time with their loved ones either at home or in the hospice, rather than at a funeral home. The portable CuddleBlanket can be used to turn any bed into a refrigerated bed and allows families to cool a deceased child or adult at home, thereby preserving their appearance, condition and dignity.

CuddleBlanket mortuary cooling unit and cooling pad on a bed

How the CuddleBlanket works

The CuddleBlanket utilises a thermoelectric cooling process rather than standard refrigeration.

The insulated cover consists of a small cooling unit that circulates fluid through a cooling pad that can simply be placed on top of the deceased, either in a bed or a cot.

Unlike refrigerated beds or coffin coolers, the CuddleBlanket is extremely light, portable, flexible and does not ice up.

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Connecting the CuddleBlanket

Benefits of the CuddleBlanket

Provides families an opportunity to spend time with their loved ones without having to cool the whole room.

Set up in seconds and use anywhere, at home or in a hospice bedroom.

Lightweight and Portable – only weighing 11kg.

Lower running costs than traditional refrigeration as CuddleBlanket directly cools the deceased and is only switched on when required.

Low maintenance requirements as it utilises a thermoelectric cooling process.

Lauren Frow

Paediatric Deputy Sister

We are humbled and grateful to Bob McGurrell, CEO of 4Louis, who recently came to PCH and donated a CuddleBlanket.The blanket has been created for use with older children, allowing families to spend special time with their child without the need to visit a mortuary or sit in a cold room. It is designed so that the child's favourite quilt cover can be laid over them, creating a comforting setting for the family.

Servicing the CuddleBlanket

The CuddleBlanket is provided with a 12-month warranty. After that, we offer a range of enhanced service and support options.

We want to help you get the most out of this important resource and ensure your CuddleBlanket always remains ready for use when you need it.

We offer a full visual, functional and integrity test and check service at our centre in Gloucester. Our fixed price includes courier collection and delivery.

  • Internal components, fluid ways, tubing and connections
  • Internal electrical components
  • Internal fluid flush
  • Check all associated system kit items
  • Provide a full test report after a minimum half-day functional running test
  • Advise and quote for any repairs or replacement costs for worn or damaged items

For added peace of mind, we also offer an extended warranty. This can be taken at the point of sale or during the first year of ownership and will run seamlessly after the first 12-month warranty.

We're committed to helping you get the most from these important resources and help ensure your CuddleBlanket is always ready for use when you need it.

As the innovators of the CuddleBlanket, we have many years and much experience in its upkeep and have all the expertise, tools and experience to keep this asset in the best working condition.

Penny Turner

Lead Nurse for Clinical Quality and Practice Development, Earl Mountbatten Hospice, Isle Of Wight

The [CuddleBlanket] is compact and mobile and fortunately for us nurses really easy to put together! It absolutely did the job we purchased it for, was unobtrusive and allowed us to let relatives say a proper unhurried goodbye to their loved one. Great product.

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