NI Hospice, working with practitioners within the NI Children’s Palliative Care Forum has been successful in their application to establish a children’s palliative care ECHO network, within the ECHO network roll-out programme commissioned by the Health and Social Care Board. The network is co-led by Dr Sharon McCloskey (NICH); Dr Carole Cairns (Belfast HSC Trust); Dr Heather McCluggage (Western HSC Trust) and Dr David Graham (Southern HSC Trust).
Children’s palliative care is currently delivered by a multi-professional team of health and social care practitioners within primary, secondary and tertiary care, and with involvement from statutory and voluntary organisations. The Children's Palliative Care ECHO network aims to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding of children’s palliative care, and to improve the inter-agency collaboration within this diverse workforce, to better meet the needs of children with conditions likely to shorten their lives and their families.
The network will commence in February 2018, but you can join at any point. If you are a health care professional who is interested in finding out more about the Children's Palliative Care network, please contact Dr. Sharon McCloskey on 028 90781836 (Email: email@example.com) or Aine McMullan, Project Manager - Project ECHO NI (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)