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hospital memorial services

Many hospitals throughout Queensland hold non-denominational memorial services in memory of all babies born before 20 weeks gestation. Parents, families, friends and staff are welcome to these services.

Brisbane - Mater Mothers' HospitalMackay Base Hospital / CHEC Services
Brisbane - Royal Brisbane & Woman's HospitalNambour Hospital
Caboolture HospitalRedcliffe Hospital
Gold Coast HospitalRedland Hospital
Ipswich HospitalRockhampton Base Hospital

 

Brisbane - Mater Mother’s Hospital

Date

Each year on the third Saturday in March

Time

2.00pm

Address

New Haven Memorial Park, 21 Quinns Hill Rd Stapylton.

Details

Miscarriage Memorial Services

The Mater conducts a Memorial Service for those couples who have experienced a miscarriage at the Mater. For these couples the Mater offers a communal creamtion.

The sacred ashes are then placed in a special garden at at Newhaven Memorial Park.

All couples are welcome who have experienced loss.

For further information or to RSVP please contact the Mater Mother’s Pastoral Care Team

Phone: (07) 3163 6729

Email: pastoralcare@mater.org.au

Brisbane - Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital

Date

Second Thursday by-monthly (January, March, May, July, Sept, Nov)

Time

2.00pm

Address

Hospital Chapel, Ground Floor, Ned Hanlon Building

Details

During the services you will be able to light a candle in memory of your baby. This candle is yours to take home. There is a Memorial Book available for you to add a page if you wish. You might like to bring a poem or a drawing. The Memorial Book is available during the service and at other times by appointment.

For further information please contact: Iris Carden (Hospital Chaplain) on (07) 3636 8404 or (07) 3636 8111

Sands House pictureRoyal Brisbane Hospital memorial gardens

Caboolture Hospital

Date

3rd Wednesday of every month

Time

4.00pm

Address

Caboolture Hospital Chapel

Details

The service includes the placement of ashes of the babies cremated from both hospitals, in the memorial garden.

For further information please contact: Hospital Chaplains on (07) 5433 8852

Gold Coast Hospital

Date

15 October each year 

Time

11am

Details

For further information please contact: 5687 1158

Ipswich Hospital

Date

Last Wednesday of every month

Time

2.00pm

Address

Under the Poinciana Tree in the Hospital grounds near Court Street

Details

Ashes of the babies cremated from the hospital will be placed in the memorial garden.

For further information please contact: The Ipswich General Hospital on (07) 3810 1111 and ask for the Social Work Department or Chaplaincy

Mackay Base Hospital / CHEC Services

Date

Every two months (the even months)

Time

7.00pm on a weekday night

Details

The Mackay Base Hospital/CHEC Services conducts Memorial Services for those who have died (including babies) in connection with the Mackay Base Hospital. Invitations are sent out to those families but anyone is welcome to attend.

For further information please contact: Brenda Sheumack, CHEC Services (07) 4968 6024 or Shirley Worland, Hospital Social Worker on (07) 4968 6000

Nambour Hospital

Date

Second Tuesday of January, April, July and October

Details

Parents, family and friends are invited to attend.

Enquiries to the Chaplaincy Department.

Redcliffe Hospital

Date

3rd Wednesday of every month

Time

4.00pm

Address

Redcliffe Hospital Chapel

Details

Ashes of the babies cremated are interred in the Garden of Reflection, opposite the hospital chapel, during the May and November service.

For further information please contact: Hospital Chaplains on (07) 3883 7777

Redland Hospital

Date

Last Saturday in February, May, August and November

Time

10.00am

Address

Hospital Chapel

Details

An integral part of the Service is the placement of baby ashes in the Hospital Memorial Garden. Individual Services are offered at other times according to request.

For any enquiries please contact the Chaplain (07) 3488 3111.

Rockhampton Base Hospital

Date

A number of services are conducted throughout the year.

Address

Lakes Creek Road

Details

A special space has been developed at the Rockhampton Memorial Gardens to honour babies who die before 20 weeks of pregnancy. This is a community facility open to all parents, family and friends.

For further information please contact one of the Chaplains or social workers on 07 4920 6211.

 Royal Brisbane Hospital memorial gardens