Our Impact & Annual Reports

Our Impact

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.


Our Annual Reports


 Sands Australia 2016 - 2017

Sands Australia 2015 - 2016

Sands Australia 2014 - 2015

Sands Australia 2013 - 2014

Sands Australia 2012 - 2013