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About

Hospital to Home provides outreach support within three months of loss to bereaved parents who have experienced the death of a baby or infant through stillbirth (including TFMR), neonatal death or the sudden unexpected death of an infant (SUDI).

Support can be provided face-to-face, by phone or videoconference and is tailored to individual needs. Parents decide how they would like to be supported, the options include:

  • Emotional support and help with memory making
  • Guidance and support around creating a funeral/memorial
  • Support to attend follow-up medical appointments and receive genetic test or autopsy results
  • Providing information on grief, how it impacts individuals and relationships, and the supports available.
  • Talking to/supporting siblings, liaison with their school
  • Practical support, including unsubscribing from parenting forums and accessing Centrelink entitlements
  • Preparing people within the community to respond sensitively to parents’ needs, including return to work
  • Providing support to extended family (e.g. grandparents) living overseas
  • Responding to requests from bereaved parents for other types of emotional and practical support.

Bereaved parents can self-refer into the program, and professionals caring for bereaved parents can refer them into the Hospital to Home program with parents’ consent.


Available to
  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders
  • LGBTIQA+
  • Men
  • Multicultural community
  • NDIS participants
  • People living with a disability
  • Rural/farming community
  • Women
For GP use: IAR Level of Care
  • Low intensity
  • Moderate intensity
Areas serviced
  • Blue Mountains
  • Hawkesbury
  • Lithgow
  • Penrith
Is there a cost?
No
Is a Referral needed?
Yes
Do I need to book?
No
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Opening hours

Services provided
  • In person
  • Over the phone
  • Online

In home service
  • No
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