The CuddleCot team visit the US for training and to raise awareness

The CuddleCot team recently visited the United States in order to provide training to medical professionals and to raise awareness about the importance of the product, which we hope to see in hospitals across the world, giving more families the time and space they need to grieve.

They worked alongside the Sacramento-based non-profit, the Born Sleeping Foundation, and visited a total of six hospitals, including Enloe Medical Center, Adventist Health & Rideout, UC David Medical Center, Mercy General Hospital, Mercy San Juan Medical Center, and the Kaiser Permanente in South Sacramento, where they provided information and education about the CuddleCot to medical staff.

Steph, Bereavement Consultant and Relationship Manager, and Steve, Commercial Director, visited the USA for a total of 12 days. They also had the opportunity to be part of the Born Sleeping Foundation’s annual fundraiser which raised an incredible $23,000 enabling them to continue to donate and maintain CuddleCots in their area as well as provide memory-making provisions for families affected by baby loss.

After a week spent in Sacramento, they travelled to Phoenix where they were invited to the Banner Estrella Medical Center to provide a few hours of regular training as well as an in-person and online conference enabling more of the hospital and health group to access training. Steph and Steve were warmly welcomed by the Banner Estrella staff and were impressed with the facilities and commitment to providing quality care.

During their stay, they met with a number of healthcare professionals, including nurses, midwives, social workers, bereavement counsellors and funeral directors and were able to share their knowledge and experience of using the CuddleCot in the UK, while learning about the vital work that is being done to support families in the USA.

The training provided health professionals with full information on the CuddleCot, how to troubleshoot, care for it, offer it to families and provide choices to grieving families. This is something CuddleCot loves to be able to support around the world via a range of methods including face-to-face training events, online modules and online.

It was an honour and a privilege to visit the USA and meet so many passionate people who are working tirelessly to support families who have experienced the death of a baby. The CuddleCot team was warmly welcomed and given the opportunity to learn about the work that is being done to provide condolence, care and support to families.

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