Bereavement in maternity services

Improving the bereavement care pathway in Leeds

The maternity strategy for Leeds was developed based on extensive consultation with women and families in Leeds, and using a detailed health needs assessment and the best evidence. The strategy outlines nine priorities which aim to improve maternity services by providing safe, high quality maternity care, meeting the needs of all families in the city.

As part of the targeted support project work, we are focusing on improving the bereavement care pathway. The engagement is building on ongoing improvement work which has been delivered in partnership with service users. A workshop took place in January for both professionals and service users using the “whose shoes” tool to look at bereavement care across the pathway and identifying further improvements to be made.

View the report from the workshop.