Our care for a child or young person at the end of their life includes symptom management and additional support for family members and carers before, during and after death. We will do everything possible to meet the whole family's needs and wishes during this very difficult time. We are experienced in talking to families about care planning for end of life and will work with other professionals involved with the family whenever possible, according to the preferences of individual families.
Our special Snowflake Suites (with special cold bedrooms) allow children to remain at the hospice after death enabling the opportunity for family members to leave their child in a safe and familiar environment with access to spend time saying goodbye in an informal and supportive environment.
Children who have died at home or in hospital can also come into the Snowflake Suite, whether or not they have had previous contact with the hospice; the family will then have access to the full range of support services.
Where a family wishes to remain at home as their child approaches the end of their life, our Outreach Team will do all they can to ensure they feel well supported.
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