NSW Paediatric Palliative Care Services provide care to children who have a life limiting illness and their families. Last year, there were approximately 400 children who were supported by The NSW PPC Programme, 140 of which were new referrals.
A referral to palliative care can be a devastating time for patients and their families. Families slowly become familiar with the team and services that focus not only on the illness of their child but importantly, their individual personalities and qualities and those of their families.
By donating to a NSW Paediatric Palliative Care service you will help us to fund expert medical care, equipment, research and/or projects that help us to enrich the lives of our patients and families and to deliver extraordinary outcomes for children’s health and wellbeing.
Examples of current projects that have been helped by the generosity of donors include:
- Extended hours for music therapy enabling more children to participate. These music sessions provide significant enjoyment and benefits including supporting childhood development, pain management and promoting function. It has also demonstrated to be a therapeutic and comforting intervention for children and families during the end of life period.
- Art project called “A Little Piece of Me” (please select link for more information) that is offered to families receiving paediatric palliative care and has recently been extended to include all hospitals within the NSW PPC Programme. This exciting and meaningful project creates pixelated portraits of children that are shown in an exhibition and are given as a gift for families. We require annual donated funds to enable us to offer this popular project annually.
- The Paediatric Palliative Care Volunteer Programs: Please select link NSW PPC Volunteer Support to learn more about our volunteer programs that provide invaluable long-term home support to children and families. Funds are needed to reimburse mileage costs, provide volunteer education and other resources for special volunteer led projects and events.
If you would like to donate and support any of the programs offered by the NSW Paediatric Palliative Care Services please click on to the following hospital site links.
It is really important that you identify that the donation is for the Palliative Care Service in the comments section of the donation page.
If you would like any further information from any of the Paediatric Palliative Care Services please refer to our contact page via this link: Contact Us