Hospital Based Services
A Chaplaincy service is available at all Public and most Private
hospitals, by calling the hospital direct.
Gold Coast Hospital:
Social workers are assigned to all areas of the hospital and can assist with your emotional and
practical needs. They can provide information about how to manage grief and with funeral and other
Phone 5571 8211 or visit Gold Coast Health Service District Profile
St Vincent’s Hospital, Robina:
St Vincent’s Palliative Care Service provides initial bereavement support to families and carers of
patients who have passed away on the Palliative Care Ward. The Palliative Care Social Workers
available for initial grief counselling and to provide referrals for ongoing support, if
Contact the Palliative Care Social Worker on 5501 8333.
The Compassionate Friends
A non denominational organization offering support, friendship and
understanding to bereaved parents whose child has passed away. Through direct contact, coffee
mornings, literature and bi monthly newsletters, our purpose is to aid parents and grandparents in
the positive resolution of their grief as they begin the long journey in the process of
Coordinators Brisbane: Marion
Downey 3808 4008
Sth Gold Coast – Tweed: Helen & Rodney 0412 543 499
Nerang – Gold Coast: Nicky Newcombe 5597 6545
Loss by Suicide: Raylee Taylor 5573 3873
The Compassionate Friends Brisbane Chapter - Helping
Providing mutual support, information, education and advocacy for parents
and families who experience the death of their baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death
and other reproductive losses.
Phone 1800 228 655 or visit SANDS Australia
Providing support for parents and families whose young child has died
through an unexpected event.
Contact Anne Dawson on 0407 020 195 or visit Sids and Kids
The Gold Coast Branch offers grief support for families grieving the loss
of a baby to miscarriage, stillbirth, prematurity and neonatal death. A grief support group meets
on the last Thursday of each month at John Flynn Hospital.
Contact Jan on 5526 1633 or visit Bonnie Babes Foundation
The Paradise Kids program includes the mixture of art, music, movement and
meditation to help children express thoughts and feelings and grow through grief and loss
associated with divorce, separation or the death of a parent of family member. A supportive group
for the parents is run at the same time.
Phone 5574 6853 or visit Paradise Kids
Lifeline Kids in Crisis
Group programs for children and young people aged between 4 and 17 years
of age. The program is aimed at children who are dealing with some form of life crisis – eg,
separation of parents or the death of a parent or family member.
Phone 5539 9922
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