Professional Affiliations

The Australian College of Neonatal Nurses is a national, not-for-profit organisation that serves as the peak professional body for neonatal nurses in all states of Australia. For more information about ACNN go to:

An important function of the Australalian Satellite of Cochrane Neonatal is to make available the results of neonatal reviews to consumers, including the parents and families of infants. In addition, we  acknowledge that topics for a Cochane systematic review may be informed from the experiences of parents and families.

The Australian Satellite of Cochrane Neontal is pleased to announce that it has formed a professional affiliation with the Miracle Babies Foundation. The Miracle Babies Foundation is a national organisation that "supports premature and sick newborns, their families and the hospitals that care for them". The Foundation provides a range of support and resources such as a free support program to families of premature and sick newborn infants, an online resource centre, support for hospitals. The Foundation also strives to raise community awareness and knowlege about infants requiring SCN or NICU care, and the challenges faced by babies and their families.

The CEO of Miracle babies is Melinda Cruz, who herself, is a "NICU Mum" of 3 gorgeous boys. Melinda has recently been named the "2011 Australian Ernst & Young Social Entrepreneur of the Year" Winner. The judges said Melinda "had displayed incredible entrepreneurial spirit in building Miracle Babies into a national network with very little financial support."

For further information about the Miracles Babies Foundation please go to:

The Life’s Little Treasures Foundation (LLTF) is a national organisation providing comprehensive information and support to families across Australia with a premature or sick baby, helping to ensure optimal child health and wellbeing. We believe that providing information and education to parents and professionals is key to providing best outcomes for babies and most importantly enables families to become their child’s advocate. LLTF services are now distributed at over 70 hospitals nationally. Our services include, Parent Guides, Apps, Webinars, Support Line and Playgroups. To view our complete list of services go to