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Rhian Burke: Bereavement support after our baby’s death could have saved my husband

Days after Rhian Burke’s baby son died in an emergency department, her husband took his own life. The charity she set up in their memory is ensuring that emergency departments across Wales offer a lifeline to bereaved parents.
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Days after Rhian Burke’s baby son died in an emergency department, her husband took his own life. The charity she set up in their memory is ensuring that emergency departments across Wales offer a lifeline to bereaved parents

Five years ago, my one-year-old son George was playing and laughing with his siblings when he had a seizure. Two hours later he was dead.

There were no bereavement facilities in the emergency department where he died. We had to carry our son down the main corridor looking for somewhere to say our goodbyes. I was given a scrap of paper with some numbers to call if I needed support – some were out of date – and told to leave my son’s body.

With three small children under the age of five, I was

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