Care at Home

Our Community Team deliver symptom management, planned and emergency short breaks (respite), Hospice at Home and end of life care.

This care is provided by our professional staff and our aim is to care for your child as you would do yourself.

We will work in partnership with the other professionals involved in your child’s care, eg Children’s Community Nurse, Paediatrician, to ensure all care is consistent and comprehensive.

Maria is Mum to four daughters. Two of her daughters were diagnosed with a rare condition that affects the development of the brain and used Children’s Hospice services. Aine passed away in 2012 and Michelle continues to use Children’s Hospice services. In this video Maria reflects on how Children’s Hospice has supported her family, particularly in their wish for Aine to die at home.

‘“Aine was a home bird so Children’s Hospice gave us 24-hour care at home. I wanted her to die at home in her own bed. Aine had a lovely death and we have lovely memories.”’ Maria