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Excellence in Bereavement Care Award Winner

ACM Awards 2

We're pleased to have been part of judging and presenting the Excellence in Bereavement Care Award as part of the 2018 ACM (Australian College of Midwives) Awards.

This year is the first that the Excellence in Bereavement Care Award has been presented, recognising the growing importance of health professionals having skills and experience in this crucial area.

At a gala dinner at Crown Towers in Southbank on Friday 20 July, our General Manager Improving Bereavement Care, Anita Guyett, presented this Sands-sponsored award to Eliza Strauss, a bereavement midwife at Frances Perry House in recognition of her expertise in caring for women and their families who've experienced the death of a baby.

We congratulate Eliza for her commitment to supporting bereaved parents in her midwifery practice. We know what a difference good bereavement care makes at this exceptionally difficult time in helping people through the trauma of their loss.

Volunteer parent supporters needed


Are you a bereaved parent living in Brisbane or the Sunshine Coast?

We're currently recruiting volunteer parent supporters for our national support line as well as for our face-to-face support groups in New Farm, Logan & Sunshine Coast areas.

Volunteer parent supporters provide emotional support to other bereaved parents and families via:

  • Our national support phone line - via an app on your smart phone (no need to travel anywhere)
  • Monthly face-to-face support meetings

If it's been a year or longer since your most recent pregnancy loss and you feel able to provide support to others, we'd love to hear from you.

We will be conducting training in New Farm on 24/25 August.

Please note:

  • Training for phone support roles will be on Fri 24 August only. Support meeting facilitators will need to be available for training on both days.
  • If you have applied previously but weren’t able to attend training, but you're now available for this training, please email our Services Coordinator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information

Role Description

To apply

Complete an expression of interest online

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