Children’s Hospice provides support for families faced with planning for their child’s end of life care.
In addition to ensuring the child’s comfort at all times, we believe it’s about making memories for the child now and memories for the family in the future.
“At Children’s Hospice we firmly believe that each day is about living, it's not about dying, and even if we know that the process of dying has begun we still look for the opportunities to live life to the full.” Grace Stewart, Care Services Manager
Grace reflects on the care that is provided to children and their families through Children’s Hospice facilities:
For Maria and her family, it was important that Aine, their daughter, died at home.
"Hospice gave us 24 hour care at home. I wanted her to die at home in her own bed. Aine had a lovely death and we have lovely memories.’’ Maria McCartan, Mum
Maria is Mum to four daughters. Two of her daughters were diagnosed with a rare condition that affects the development of the brain and used Children’s Hospice services. Aine passed away in 2012 and Michelle continues to use Children’s Hospice services. In this video Maria reflects on how Children’s Hospice has supported her family, particularly in their wish for Aine to die at home