"Grief is individual and diverse in nature, so having tools to offer our patients as they experience this loss is extremely important."
Shelley Kay, Registered Nurse & Manager of BGH Quinte 7 Maternal Child
"It is important for parents to connect with someone who they feel understands their experience. A lot of people feel powerless. The run has helped to change that."
Darlene Stuckless, Social Worker at BGH
Proceeds from the Butterfly Runs have purchased equipment and provided bereavement support items for Belleville General Hospital's Quinte 7 Maternal Child Department and all four QHC Emergency Departments.
Early Stage Loss Bereavement Kits
Kits containing support information, a bracelet and other keepsakes are distributed through Emergency Departments at QHC hospitals in Belleville, Trenton, Picton and Bancroft.
Late Stage Loss Bereavement Kits
Kits for later losses such as stillbirths include a stuffed animal, personal messages, support information and other supplies and gifts.
The Cuddle Cot is a cooling system is used to allow families who are experiencing a later loss at BGH to spend more time with their child. To allow for the grieving process to begin and to share in the moment with loved ones if desired.
Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Sensitivity Training
All Quinte Health Care staff who may have contact with a patient experiencing a loss will undergo the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Training.
The Transilluminator illuminates the tiniest of veins to make injections easier for our smallest patients. It is being used for neonatal care.