Archive of ‘Hugo’s Legacy’ category

What Happened At The MAD Blog Awards 2015

The 2015 MAD Blog Awards took place last Friday. Wow, what an incredible night – where to start? There were tens of thousands of nominations and votes submitted…and I was hugely honoured to be a finalist in two categories, Best Writer and Outstanding Contribution. My day started with a trip to the hairdressers’ for a root […] Read more…

Preparing for the MAD Blog Awards

It’s the MAD Blog Awards on Friday. It’s exciting but overwhelming too, so I’ve been preparing myself mentally as well as with practical things. I am bowled over to be a finalist in not just one but two categories: Best Writer, and Outstanding Contribution. The Outstanding Contribution finalists were revealed only two weeks ago; we […] Read more…

Bereavement Cards To Support Other Broken-Hearted Parents

The post brought a proud but bittersweet moment yesterday: first sight of the bereavement cards I helped create with the unit where Hugo was cared for. The bereavement cards I designed for @StGeorgesTrust @FirstTouchNNU arrived today. Proud but bittersweet #HugosLegacy pic.twitter.com/0UXrlrZynl — Leigh Kendall (@leighakendall) September 7, 2015 Returning home the day after Hugo died […] Read more…

What Happened at the National Maternity Review Team Listening Event?

Yesterday was the first listening event of the National Maternity Review, held at London King’s College. The invitation, from the Chair of the review herself, Baroness Julia Cumberledge promised that the event would “…be pooling ideas to improve maternity services.” And that “We are most anxious to hear from all those who have an interest […] Read more…

HSJ Patient Leaders – Changing the Way Health Services Perceive Patient Experience

Yesterday I travelled to Birmingham for the announcement of the very first list of Patient Leaders by the Health Service Journal (HSJ) – I am honoured to be included in it for my work with Hugo’s Legacy and #MatExp. It’s a secret I’ve had to keep for about a month, because the list was under embargo until last […] Read more…

What I Want The National Maternity Review Team to Know

The National Maternity Review is going to be assessing current maternity services, and consider how services across the country should change to meet the needs of women and babies. My son Hugo was born in February 2014 when I was just 24 weeks’ pregnant because I had the rare, life-threatening pregnancy complications HELLP syndrome and […] Read more…

My #MatExp Action – Bereavement Support for Parents

STOP PRESS! If you are on Twitter, please join #PNDHour on Wednesday June 3 between 8pm and 9pm. I will be co-hosting a chat about baby loss support. All welcome. Hugo’s Legacy focuses on improving information and communication, especially for parents who have lost a baby. #MatExp is a powerful grassroots campaign that aims to identify and share […] Read more…

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