Cold Cots for Hospitals

If you would like to fundraise to donate an Abi Cold Cot to a hospital, hospice or funeral directors, please read through our FAQs, if you have any further questions please email Faye who can help guide you through the process.

Abi Cold Cot FAQs for donors

Abigail’s Footsteps Supply Cold Cots for Hospitals and Hospices in the UK and Ireland

All hospitals and hospices that have a bereavement suite should have a cold cot.

A cold cot is a refrigerated cot that allows parents to spend more time with their deceased baby than would otherwise be possible.

The cold cot helps parents to bond with their baby and aids the grieving process.

The Abi Cold Cot

The Abi Cold Cot is a cold cot produced by Abigail’s Footsteps in partnership with The Bond Group . We have supplied over 50 hospitals and hospices in the UK and Ireland so far.

We recommend every hospital or hospice has at least 2 cold cots.

Cold Cot Donations for Hospitals and Hospices

Hospitals and hospices can receive cold cot donations from bereaved families.

All of our donated cold cots for hospitals will include an engraved plaque, lovingly created by Gravesham Trophy Centre in memory of a family’s loss.

If you would like to be added to the wait list to receive a cold cot donation for your hospital or hospice, please contact us.

Buy a Cold Cot for your Hospital or Hospice

If you would like to buy a cold cot for your hospital or hospice please email us for more information.

Existing Cold Cots in Hospitals

If you already have one of our Abi Cold Cots in your hospital or hospice, please ensure your manual is current and up to date with the latest version. You can request a hard copy to be posted out to you here.

Abi Cold Cot Operating Manual

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In 2021 Abigail’s Footsteps were proud to complete delivery of 57 Abi cooling cots

💜 Watford General Hospital in memory of Mimi, born 19/01/19
💜 Whipps Cross University Hospital in memory of Hamish, born 03/05/12
💜 Basildon University Hospital in memory of Jessica, born 09/09/19
💜 Chesterfield Royal Hospital in memory of Wynter, born 15/09/19
💜 Nottingham City Hospital in memory of Wynter, born 15/09/19
💜 Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in memory of Henrie, born 29/08/2019
💜 Hinchingbrooke Hospital in memory of Jessica, born 09/09/2019
💜 Pinderfields General Hospital in memory of Theo, born 26/04/2019
💜 George Eliot Hospital, Nuneaton in memory of Rowan, born 25/10/2019
💜 St Thomas’ Hospital, London in memory of Margot, born 04/02/2020
💜 Royal United Hospital in memory of Robyn, born 01/10/2019
💜 Newham University Hospital in memory of Cooper, born 28/12/2017
💜 Hillingdon Hospital in memory of William, born 21/05/2020
💜 Queen’s Hospital Romford in memory of Henry, born 17/09/2019
💜 Queen’s Hospital Romford in memory of Frank, born 08/10/2018
💜 Two cots to Ninewells Hospital Dundee in memory of Anthony, born 22/04/2020
💜 Luton and Dunstable University Hospital in memory of Molly, born 25/06/2020
💜 Pinderfields General Hospital in memory of Lucian, born 01/09/2020
💜 West Middlesex University Hospital in memory of Archie, born 03/05/2017
💜 Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital in memory of Blake, born 14/11/2017
💜 Gloucestershire Royal Hospital in memory of Blake, born 14/11/2017
💜 Oliver Fisher Neonatal Unit at Medway Maritime Hospital, donated by Cornwallis East Kent Freemasons’ Charity
💜 Two cots to Royal Maternity Hospital in Belfast, Ireland
💜 ysbyty Gwynedd, in Bangor in memory of Rory, born 18/06/2016
💜 Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley in memory of Luca, born 15/01/2020
💜 Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester generously donated by Ward Security Ltd
💜 The Royal Lancaster Infirmary in memory of Florrie, born 30/01/2019
💜 ysbyty glan clwyd, in Bodelwyddan in memory of Blake, born 14/11/2017
💜 Doncaster Hospital in memory of Jackson, born 10/03/2020
💜 Colchester Hospital in memory of Robyn, born 12/11/2020
💜 Claire House Children’s Hospice, Wirral in memory of Alfie, born 08/01/2021
💜 Princess of Wales Hospital in memory of Alba, born 07/01/2021
💜 North Middlesex University Hospital in memory of Cora, born 23/12/2020
💜 Craigavon Area Hospital, Ireland in memory of Cora, born 23/12/2020
💜 Royal London Hospital in memory of Cora, born 23/12/2020
💜 Pilgrim Hospital in memory of Cora, born 23/12/2020
💜 Two cots to Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust, generously donated by Rowena Cain
💜 William Harvey Hospital in Ashford, generously donated by the Cornwallis East Kent Freemasons’ Charity
💜 Newham University Hospital in memory of Cora, born 23/12/2020
💜 Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital in memory of Cora, born 23/12/2020
💜 Kettering General Hospital in memory of Cora, born 23/12/2020
💜 Gloucester Royal Hospital in memory of Zayn & Eesa, born 18/12/2015
💜 Luton and Dunstable University Hospital in memory of Eira, born 03/05/2021 & Celyn, born 30/12/2016
💜 Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle, in memory of Grace, born 24/06/2020 & Jessy, born 26/01/2020
💜 Two cots to Nottingham City Hospital Neonatal unit, in memory of Arla-Bleu, born 12/04/2021
💜 Peterborough City Hospital in memory of Olivia, born 04/06/2021
💜 Kingsmill Hospital, Mansfield in memory of Toby, born 02/05/2021
💜 St George’s Hospital, London in loving memory of Rose Hodge
💜 Doncaster Hospital in memory of Barney, born 14/06/2021
💜 Bassetlaw Hospital in memory of Barney, born 14/06/2021
💜 Princess Royal Maternity, Glasgow in memory of Oliver, born 31/01/2018
💜 St Michael’s Hospital, Bristol in memory of Robyn, born 01/10/2019
💜 Bedford Hospital in memory of Toby, born 02/05/2021

2017
Nottingham University Hospital
QEQM Hospital, Margate
Medway Maritime Hospital, Gillingham
William Harvey Hospital, Ashford
Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester
Frimley Park Hospital, Camberley
Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton
Darent Valley Hospital, Dartford
Croydon University Hospital
Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells Hospital

 

 

2018
University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire
Ormskirk and District General Hospital, Merseyside
Burton Queens Hospital, Staffordshire
Demelza Children’s Hospice, Sittingbourne
Lincoln (ULH)
Lincoln County Hospital
Princess Alexander Hospital, Harlow
Daisy Hill Hospital, Northern Ireland
Victoria Hospital, Fife Scotland
Kettering General Hospital, Northamptonshire
Wexham Park Hospital, Slough
Durham University Hospital
Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne

2019
Leicester General Hospital
Nobles Hospital, Isle of Man
Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby
St Thomas Hospital, London
Darlington Memorial Hospital
Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury
North Devon Hospital

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