Supporting the Children's Hospital Library Programs: Enhancing our Grief Packages
Hospitals can be incredibly overwhelming and life-altering environments for children and their families. Recognizing this, the Children’s Hospital of Manitoba has implemented a remarkable hospital library program. This program offers families and children access to books, pamphlets, and CDs containing up-to-date and accurate child health information.
In line with their commitment to providing comprehensive support, the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba has set out to expand their existing Children’s Hospital Grief Package. This expansion will encompass the areas of oncology and the emergency department. These packages are distributed to families following the loss of a child, regardless of age. They contain vital resources such as contact information for local funeral and burial services, suggestions for creating legacies, a list of community support resources, as well as books on grief. All of these resources are intended for families to keep. The foundation aims to procure new books and bereavement items to enhance these packages.