Family, Life, Care

We provide palliative care and support for children with life-limiting conditions and their families. Our holistic approach to care enables us to support the whole family, allowing parents to be ‘Mums and Dads’ rather than full-time carers.

  • We offer support for children from birth to age 18.
  • All our hospice care is free for families
  • Children can be referred from anywhere in Ireland
  • Care is provided in the optimum location for each child and family – in the family home, in our hospice or in the community.

Our children’s palliative care is delivered through our Interdisciplinary Team.  We work in partnership with the child’s primary care team with a shared goal of ensuring high quality Family Support, Symptom Management, End-of-Life Care, Bereavement Support and Direct Care. Additionally, we provide Disability Services to a small number of children and adults, where the family cannot provide that care within their own family home. In line with national policy, we no longer accept referrals for this service but we are committed to supporting the children and adults in our care.

Working with other organisations to improve the quality of children’s palliative care, we collaborate in the hosting of Ireland’s Conference on Children’s Palliative Care, www.irishcpcconf.ie. This conference reflected a range of expertise and international approaches to caring for children and families. Recognising that all organisations working together is the best way of achieving excellence in Children’s Palliative Care in Ireland.

In striving for excellence in the provision of children’s palliative care, LauraLynn has a recently established Clinical Education & Training Departmentwhose remit is to provide a range of educational programmes and initiatives for healthcare professionals and others interested in improving quality of care.

For more about our Care Teams click here