The role of Paediatric Palliative Care Service is to make sure quality palliative care is provided for all children or young people living with a life-limiting illness and to support their families. A Paediatric Palliative Care Nurse is based at Canberra Hospital and is able to work alongside of your paediatrician and the treating team to provide support either in hospital or at home. Many children who are palliative may also receive care in Sydney. The Paediatric Palliative Care Nurse works closely with the Sydney Children’s Care Network to make sure you continue to receive palliative care services when you return home.
A child with a life-limiting illness under the care of paediatric services can be referred by their GP or paediatrician, or through self-referral. All self-referrals must be confirmed by the child or young person’s paediatrician.
Paediatric Palliative Care Service Phone number: 02 5124 7578
Service hours are Monday – Friday 8:30 am- 5:00 pm
Palliative Care ACT support a volunteer program at Canberra Hospital. Volunteers provide a range of support services and a friendly face during your hospital stay.
Canberra Health Services, with the support of the Canberra Hospital Foundation and local community groups, provide comfort care resources for people at the end of their life. These resources are also available for families in all wards of both Canberra Hospital and University of Canberra Hospital. Please talk with your health professional for more information.
Paediatric Palliative Care