When health professionals have the time, knowledge, commitment and support they need to provide high quality bereavement care to parents and families following the death of a baby it can have a significant impact on how they will cope with their grief and the memories they will keep of their baby for the future. 

We’re passionate about ensuring health professionals feel equipped to provide the best possible support to the families in their care.  

We have developed the Sands Australian Principles of Bereavement Care to guide health professionals in how to communicate with and support bereaved families in a way that assists them to make important decisions, offers them the opportunity to spend time with their baby, and connects them and their loved ones to a wider support network once they leave the hospital. 

Download Sands Australian Principles of Bereavement Care