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Our Journey of Remembrance

April 26, 2012 4:56 PM

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Our Journey of Remembrance
St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral
300 Great Western Road Glasgow G4 9JB
Sunday 29 April 14:30 – 15:15


The Scottish Paediatric ECMO service, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, is holding a memorial service on 29 April at St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, Great Western Road in Glasgow.

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) is used when a child has severe lung and / or heart problems.  The ECMO system does the work of the heart or lungs but outside the body, like a heart lung machine. 

Children on ECMO require very specialised care and have two ECMO nurse specialists at the bedside throughout their ECMO run.  Unfortunately despite the very best efforts of staff, some children do not make it.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde staff from the ECMO service, based at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, would like to invite families who have suffered a loss on or after ECMO treatment to join them at a special service on Our Journey of Remembrance.

This multi-denominational service provides families and staff with an opportunity to remember in togetherness and hope the children who sadly lost their fight for life.  It will be a very special and moving event for everyone involved.

Parents and families are welcome to attend, and there will be tea and coffee after the service.

For more information about the service, contact Gillian Wylie at [email protected]

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