Thank you for assisting Sands. The survey will take less than 10 minutes and is vital to inform us in our work of representing bereaved parents. 

Sands is working to ensure health professionals are equipped to provide good bereavement care and are supported to assist parents through the crucial time they are able to spend with their babies after birth.

All responses are valuable as they help us to evidence the need for change and investment.  The survey asked questions about your family, your pregnancy or infant losses, the care you received in hospital and afterwards, returning to work, and what additional support options would have helped the most. 

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* 1. Please tell us what type of loss you have experienced. (If you have experienced more than one loss, please choose all that apply).

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* 2. If you've had multiple losses, please tell us what type your most recent loss was.

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* 3. How long ago did your last loss occur?

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* 4. What is your relationship to your baby?

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* 5. Did you have any children before your baby died?

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* 6. Have you had any children following your loss?

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* 7. How soon after your loss did you begin trying to become pregnant again?

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* 8. Did you experience problems in conceiving following your loss?

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* 9. At the time of your loss where did you receive medical treatment?

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* 10. Did you consider your care in that healthcare setting to be supportive, acknowledging your grief and providing you with the help you needed?

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* 11. Was your care individualised, recognising your personal, cultural and religious needs?

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* 12. Do you feel like your wishes were understood and respected regarding what would happen with your baby after they died?

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* 13. Did you feel like communication between you and your treating health professionals was clear, honest and sensitive?

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* 14. Did you feel like you had all of the available information you needed to make decisions about your care or the care of your baby?

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* 15. Were you provided opportunities to ask questions about your care or what would happen to your baby?

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* 16. Did you feel like your health professionals recognised you as a parent? Did they refer to you and your baby appropriately?

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* 17. Was the news that your baby had died or had a serious medical diagnosis delivered in an appropriate private environment?

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* 18. Were you supported to make memories with your baby or provided options on how you might do this?

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* 19. Were you informed of the grief you might experience following your loss?

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* 20. Was your partner provided support and details of services available for them?

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* 21. Were support options for your family (including other children and extended family) discussed?

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* 22. Were you provided information regarding burials, funerals and other options such as certificates of life or other acknowledgements?

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* 23. Were you provided with information regarding support services after you left hospital or by a health professional?

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* 24. What type of information was provided to you? Please choose all that apply.

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* 25. Did you access any community or support services following your loss? If so, what kind? Please choose all that apply.

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* 26. If you did access community or support services after your loss where did you hear about those services?

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* 27. Were there any other services you wish had been available? What were they?

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* 28. Did you report your loss to your workplace?

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* 29. If you did tell your workplace about your loss, how did they respond?

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* 30. Were you offered leave following your loss?

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* 31. Were you offered flexibility to return to work? Such as working reduced hours for a period?

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* 32. What was the impact of your loss on your existing friendships?

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* 33. What additional support options would have helped you the most?

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* 34. Do you have any other comments, suggestions or feedback?

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