If you would like to discuss the cremation of a baby or non-viable foetus please discuss with your funeral director, for any other information please call us on 01424 451057. If you have decided to have a group cremation with the hospital and have any question please call Conquest Hospital on 01424 755255.
If you have lost a baby or know somebody who would like to speak to a support group please contact Sands (Stillbirth and neonatal death charity). Hastings and East Sussex Sands are a local support group offering emotional support, comfort and information if your baby has died during, at birth or soon afterwards.
Their friendly and relaxed support meetings are an opportunity for bereaved parents, family and friends to meet with others who have been through a similar experience.
They also work closely with hospitals in our area to help provide the best possible bereavement care of families.
To find out more about your local Sands support group, regular meetings and how they can help you, please contact them.
Local helpline: 07493716124
Facebook: Hastings & East Sussex SANDS
Policy Statement – For Infant Cremation – England and Wales.
Hastings Crematorium is committed to the sensitive and respectful care of all of those entrusted to us. Our policies and processes for infant cremation are aligned to the latest guidance on Infant Cremation, as per the recommendations of Lord Bonomy’s Infant Cremation Commission (June 2014 Scotland). Full statement here: http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2014/06/8342/3
In accordance with this guidance, which is fully supported by the national representative bodies, the Federation of Burial and Cremation Authorities (FBCA), the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management (ICCM), the Cremation Society of Great Britain (CSGB) and the Association of Private Crematoria and Cemeteries (APCC) our ashes policy is set out below:
Questions or Queries
If you have any questions or queries about the cremation of your baby, you can speak to the manager David Birchenough.
Burial and cremation information