What are the types of services provided?
The aim of paediatric palliative care is to help your child or loved one experience the best quality of life through a holistic approach that supports the physical, emotional, social and spiritual aspects of the child and their family.
Specialist paediatric palliative care will include advice on pain and symptom control, hands-on nursing, practical advice and emotional support. It allows for active treatment to be a part of their life, but not the entire focus.
This service is not just available at the end of life but can also help at times of crisis. Palliative care teams also work alongside staff in a hospital to support them in providing care to your child and to meet your family’s goals and needs.
Palliative care will be delivered in the best place for you at the time. This may be at home, in hospital or, if there is one where you live, a children’s hospice.