Cold Cots for Hospitals

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


Abigails’s Footsteps have supplied cold cots to the following hospitals:

Chesterfield Royal Hospital
Basildon University Hospital
Watford General Hospital
Whipps Cross University Hospital
City Hospital Nottingham
Hinchingbrooke Hospital
George Eliot Hospital, Nuneaton
ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor
Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester
Colchester Hospital
North Middlesex University Hospital
Royal London Hospital, Barts
Basingstoke Hospital

Pinderfields General Hospital
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Royal United Hospital
Newham University Hospital
Queen’s Hospital, Romford
St Thomas’ Hospital, London
West Middlesex Uni Hospital
ysbyty glan clwyd, Bodelwyddan
The Royal Lancaster Infirmary
Claire House Children’s Hospice, Wirral
Craigavon Area Hospital, Ireland
Kettering General Hospital
Pilgrim Hospital, Boston

Hillingdon Hospital
Ninewells Hospital, Dundee
Luton & Dunstable Uni Hospital
Royal Maternity Hospital, Belfast
Oliver Fisher Unit, Medway
QEQM Hospital, Margate
Gloucestershire Royal Hospital
Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley
Doncaster Hospital
Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend
Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust
William Harvey Hospital, Ashford
Gloucester Royal Hospital

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



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

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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