into East Kent
A number organisations serve to support patients and families affected by their experience of maternity services including:
Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA)
Christopher Wren Yard
117 High Street
Helpline: 0845 123 2352
AvMA is a charity whose purpose is to improve patient safety and justice for people affected by avoidable harm in healthcare. They provide advice and support, including via a helpline and on-line resources. They also campaign for changes to the way that the legal system deals with clinical negligence, to ensure access to justice for people who have suffered when there are lapses in patient safety and to reduce medical accidents.
Victoria Charity Centre
11 Belgrave Road
Helpline: 0808 164 3332
SANDS supports anyone who has been affected by the death of a baby before, during or shortly after birth. Support includes a free national helpline, a bereavement support app for parents and families and a wide range of bereavement support resources available online and in print.
Child Bereavement UK
Birth Trauma Association
Holly Tree Farms
Helpline: 01264 860380
The Association helps people traumatised by childbirth and campaigns for improvements. It has a parental support group on Facebook.
Additional organisations and Sources of Support are available on request. If you would like us to provide further advice or information, please contact us on 01233 227 709.