Retro-Transfer Implementation

Retro-transfer refers to the transfer of pregnant patients and/or newborns who are no longer considered high-risk from a higher level of care (i.e. tertiary centre) to a lower level of care in order to meet their care needs at a centre closer to home.

Healthcare providers and administrators can use the following tools to coordinate timely and efficient retro-transfers for pregnant individuals and newborns between organizations. The use of these tools supports consistent approaches across the province.

PCMCH Acute Neonatal Transfer Record

The Provincial Neonatal Retro-transfer Record

Provincial Maternal Transfer Record

Checklist for hospitals to develop parent brochure

Retro-transfer Implementation Work Group Report (December, 2013)