The first contact parents may have with PIPA is;
Through PIPA volunteers who attend a weekly meeting with Parents from ICU & SCN, held on Tuesday’s at The Royal Women’s Hospital, Brisbane.
Our volunteers are avaliable to visit at The Mater Mother’s Hospital, Brisbane on request from the parents.
PIPA volunteers also visit families at Gold Coast and Caboolture and Redcliffe Hospitals on a regular basis.
Ante-natal women who may be hospitalised with a high risk pregnancy.
On first contact with Parents, we offer a small gift of a bonnet & booties for their new baby, a copy of our newsletter, and offer to place their birth notice in our newsletter for them. We offer any appropriate information they may require, including purchasing Prem specific items, hire of equipment etc.
The PIPA newsletter is a source of interesting articles relating to Prems, including Parent Stories. These stories are often helpful for new Parents to read, as they gain some inspiration from other families who recount their own experiences.
Parents are also able to contact those people listed in the PIPA newsletter as phone contacts, who may have experienced similar problems that they may find themselves in, and may seek information or reassurances