Our key achievements and impact during the 2016 - 2017 financial year.
- The Sands National Helpline responded to over 2,900 requests for support, via phone, email or LiveChat from bereaved parents, their families and Healthcare Professionals – a 33% increase compared to the previous year. The Helpline is available 24/7 by experienced and trained Volunteer Parent Supporters.
- Approximately 34,000 support leaflets and booklets were distributed to states and directly to individuals, healthcare professionals and organisations such as hospitals and funeral homes across Australia.
- A total of 106 nurses/ midwifes completed Sands ‘Caring for bereaved parents’ E-Learning Module – a package designed for Healthcare Professionals to learn more about best practice principles in caring for bereaved parents.
- The Sands National Website received just over 81,000 visits this year, to find access to support and stillbirth and neonatal death information and resources. An increase of 45% compared to the previous year.