This is our inaugural Family Room and is situated near the postnatal area within the hospital. To give an idea of the effect of our transformation, we show below “before” and “after” pictures.

The refurbishment of this Family Room would not have been possible without the generous assistance of the undernoted individuals and organisations:-

Barbara Herkes (Counsellor SCRH) approached John Lewis Edinburgh Furnishing Advisory who kindly agreed to offer their design services free of charge. Funding was provided by Lothian Endowments Committee to pay for installation of a call bell assistance facility.

With the help of Pam Ross, HBOS plc, SiMBA was awarded a very generous grant of £5000 from the HBOS Foundation. £2500 of this was allocated towards the cost of decorating and refurbishing the Family Room. Not only that but 4 employees of HBOS plc (Sandra Adbulai, Pam Ross, Margaret Houlihan & Cameron McKay) gave up a weekend to paint the Family Room and secure the grant monies.

A Dedicatory Plaque in this Family Room reads “Simpson’s Family Room. This room has been brought together as a special haven to provide warmth & comfort in peaceful surroundings to enable those who spend time here to have precious final moments together."

The room has been furnished by generous donations from SiMBA (Simpson’s Memory Box Appeal) who have overseen the project with the support of John Lewis Design Team, an ample donation from HBOS foundation as recognition of the sanctuary of this space, and Lothian Endowments Committee as an ongoing commitment to bereaved families.

‘Treasured Memories’
Opened 28th June 2007 ”

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We are delighted to confirm that phase 1 of our family room refurbishment in Simpsons has been completed./ This would not have been possible without the support of our key fundraisers and stakeholders and we would like to thank everyone who has supported this project. We are now working on progressing phase 2 and we will update this page as soon as we have any further details.