Chelsea Bromage is Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse working within a local West Midlands NHS Trust. She became a Neonatal Nurse in 2014 after being exposed the world of Neonates, first in her personal life and then later professionally, during her nurse training. She has also worked as a bank nurse for a local Children’s hospice since 2016.
Chelsea has always had a passion for Bereavement Care and has been heavily involved in helping to improve services in the Neonatal Unit in which she works. It is through her interest to improve and provide the best practice that she was first made aware of The Lily Mae Foundation. Chelsea was approached by the Charity to become a Trustee and joined the board of Trustees in February 2017. She is very excited to now be part of the Charity and hopes to continue to improve services for Families by engaging professionals and encouraging further training.
Chelsea feels strongly that Families who suffer the loss of a baby through Stillbirth or Neonatal Death should feel fully supported by Professionals and that making memories is crucial in the grieving process. She wants to help break the taboo and silence and get people to recognise that behind every Stillbirth and Neonatal Death there is a family that has been rocked to it’s core. Chelsea also wants to help Professionals become confident in caring for Families who suffer loss.
Chelsea has won two awards from the trust for Bereavement care, awards that she was nominated for by her colleagues. Chelsea was also nominated for the Trust Outstanding Service and Care Awards by a Family that she cared for in 2016.