In 1979, Dr. Ann Johnson, a local neonatologist,
recognized a need for a specific program in Newfoundland and
Labrador dedicated to pregnancy, labour and birth, and high risks
infants. This concept was supported by other perinatal care
providers and funding was obtained through the provincial Department
of Health. The program was officially established in October 1979.
The NLPPP is located in the Janeway Children's
Health and Rehabilitation Centre, Health Sciences Centre, in St.
John's. Our offices are located on the second (main) floor down the
hallway from the "top of the ship" and directly across from the Café
in room 2J203.
Perinatal Health Program
To provide a
follow-up clinic to infants at high risk for developmental delay
Terms of Reference
implementation of the Perinatal Follow-Up Clinic for high-risk
Development of guidelines for perinatal
care, including obstetrical and neonatal care.
education services and resources to centres providing perinatal
implementation of relevant nationally developed programs, related to
health promotion advocacy in improving perinatal outcomes.
support of research and quality assurance initiatives, in
perinatology and developmental outcomes.
implementation of a Provincial Perinatal Database System.