Joining Together for Children’s Palliative Care 2019 is here!

This week is childrens hospice week and North West Childrens Palliative Care Network members are joining together to host a number of events and activities across the North West to raise awareness and increase understanding of children’s palliative care. 

Visit the displays in the atrium spaces at Alder Hey and RMCH to find out more about

  • The North West Children’s Palliative Care Network
  • The Alder Hey Specialist Palliative Care team
  • The Star Children’s Palliative Care team in Manchester 
  • Children’s Hospices across the North West
  • Psychological and emotional support services
  • Music therapy
  • Bereavement services 
  • National charities including Together for Short Lives

Talk to the staff and pick up leaflets, guides, pens and maybe a free cupcake… or two? 

Find out more about children’s palliative care, what it means for professionals, patients and families with our first network animation “What is children’s palliative care?”

The innovative two minute animated video explains the concept of palliative care for babies and children, including the importance of introducing palliative care early, how palliative care can be introduced alongside active, disease directed treatment, and the role of the multidisciplinary team.

Improve your knowledge and understanding of the important subject of nutrition and hydration in children’s palliative care through the North West Children’s Palliative Care Forum.  The half day workshop, exploring the practical, emotional and ethical issues surrounding the use of clinically assisted nutrition and hydration in children living with life limiting conditions and in the last hours and days of life is now full.  But you will be able to access the presentations and supporting materials via the Network website.

There will be lots of things going on across the UK for Children’s Hospice Week. Post your comments here or get involved via social media



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