To support the provision of Paediatric Palliative Care services and facilities for children with a life limiting condition and their families. Over 400 children in our region, under the age of 18, have a life limiting illness and require access to paediatric palliative care services (PPCS). 40-50 of these children will die this year.
Through advocacy and the construction of paediatric palliative care facilities by the Nicholas Trust, an Australian first, model of care, has been established at the John Hunter Children’s Hospital. The Nicholas Trust is committed to work with the PPCS and the community to support terminally ill children and their families in the Northern Child Health Network.