Supporting the Child and the Family in Paediatric Palliative Care
It is best to start palliative care as early as possible.
This benefits both the child and the family. What Is Pediatric Palliative Care? Palliative care is based on need, not prognosis, so it is best to bring the team in early.
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Paediatric palliative care: factsheet for families
Co-morbidity and personality traits in patients with different levels of post-traumatic stress disorder following myocardial infarction. Care focuses on quality of life — it does not mean withdrawing all treatment. We also provide support to families including siblings of children with a life-limiting illness. Our services include:. Referrals are accepted up to their 18th birthday patients are usually transitioned to adult services by this time.
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You will need a doctor general practitioner or paediatrician to make a referral to the service for any:. Please contact the Patient Call Centre to confirm or change appointments. Contact the staff specialists Dr Anthony Herbert or Dr Jean Kelly or the paediatric fellow through the hospital switchboard. Palliative Care in Paediatrics. Monday to Friday, 8am—4. After hours telephone support is also available via the toll free palliative care support and advice hotline.
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