Care at Birmingham Children’s Hospital

Sunflowers illustrationIf we’ve missed you whilst you were in hospital, then please contact us so we can have a conversation about the support you may need.

Making memories with your child is an experience to cherish when time together has been so short. We can help with photographs, memory bags and memory boxes that hold special things for you from your beloved child.

We can organise support from the multi-faith Chaplaincy, and can also provide a blessing or naming ceremony for your child.

The Rainbow Room is a quiet family room where you may choose to spend time with your child after leaving the ward.

We can help guide you with the practicalities such as certificates, registration and funeral arrangements. 

We can help to explain the need for any further investigations. We will facilitate a meeting with a member of your child’s medical team to provide you the chance to talk about your child’s health experience and ask questions.

Magnolia House

Magnolia House is our home for palliative and bereavement support. This is a quiet space in Matron’s garden where we can sensitively support you through important conversations and provide you with time and space to reflect. Families have told us that it is sometimes difficult to return to the hospital. Magnolia House provides an alternative place to meet with us if needed.


We have a remembrance book, where you can choose to make a personal entry for your child.

We have two remembrance services each year where everyone is welcome. 

In the springtime, we have a service held at St. Chad’s cathedral for families remembering their children, and in the autumn there is a memorial walk and picnic at the arboretum in Lichfield bringing families together in nature to share an experience of remembering their children.