A peaceful and private place to say goodbye


Family Rooms within maternity units offer parents the opportunity to spend further precious time with and prepare to say goodbye to their baby in peaceful and private accommodation. They are ideally positioned away from the main wards but with maternity staff and medical facilities on hand. Family members and friends may also visit if desired.


Family rooms are the most special place; a place where we can't change the sadness of what has happened but we can and have changed the feel and the sanctuary of the space. Time spent in our family rooms making the most precious of memories, time together as a family, with family and friends, time that can never be replaced will now be time spent in the most perfect surroundings.


The Lola Commons Fund for SiMBA fundraisers cover the cost of each family room refurbishment and we work closely with the hospitals to meet their specific needs. SiMBA will then create a working group; encouraging maternity staff to get involved and play a key role in the refurbishment, arrange for the decoration of the room and finally organising the official unveiling.

 

Completed projects

To date our supporters have fundraised over £800,000 to refurbish 11 Family Rooms in hospitals across the UK. Here are some of the refurbishments that we have completed so far.

Current Family Room refurbishment projects

We are currently working on family room projects in Simpson Centre for Reproductive Health at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh (RIE), The Princess Royal Maternity, in Glasgow, The Borders General Hospital near Melrose and St Johns Hospital in Livingston.

Below are links to the dedicated fundraising pages for each of the projects. 100% of all funds raised for the Lola Commons fund for SiMBA will be spent on these projects. If you would like to donate directly to the Lola Commons Fund for SiMBA text Lola15 £2/£5/£10 to 70070.

  • Support the Refurbishment of the St Johns Family Room

    The Lola Commons Fund for SiMBA are fundraising £46,641 with the help of others to refurbish the Family Room at St Johns Hospital, Livingston.

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  • Support the Refurbishment of the Borders General Family Room

    The Lola Commons Fund for SiMBA are fundraising £18,199 with the help of others to refurbish the Eildon Family Room at the Borders General Hospital, Melrose.

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  • Support the Refurbishment of the RIE Family Room

    The Lola Commons Fund for SiMBA are fundraising £55,000 with the help of others to refurbish 2 Family Rooms in Simpsons Centre for reproductive Health in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

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  • Support the Refurbishment of the Princess Royal Family Room

    The Lola Commons Fund for SiMBA are fundraising £66,493 with the help of others to refurbish 3 family rooms and 2 additional rooms in the Princess Royal Maternity Hospital.

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