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Paediatric palliative care

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What we do

Our aim is to give children the best quality of life possible, even though their lives may be shortened.

We will support them and those who care for them whether the children are in hospital or at home.

It is often difficult to know how long or short a young person’s life may be. But our service recognises this uncertainty and works alongside families to provide the best care possible.

This care may be required from the point of diagnosis or recognition that a baby's, child's or young person's life may be shortened .

Many professionals work together to provide our palliative care service and this includes colleagues from education and social services as well as hospice care. 

We take a holistic approach, which means we aim to cater for all needs, not just physical.  We support and improve emotional, social and spiritual services for families.

We also provide bereavement care.



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