Children's Health Queensland Palliative Care Service
Children's Health Queensland's Paediatric Palliative Care Service, based at Queensland Children's Hospital in Brisbane, provides educational and clinical resources for paediatric palliative care patients.
"Our goal is to achieve the best possible quality of life for our patients and their families. Our service acknowledges that many aspects of palliative care can be applied earlier in the course of the illness, in conjunction with treatment. This includes pain management, management of other symptoms and the need to offer consistent psychological, social and spiritual support. The provision of palliative care services includes grief and bereavement support for the family and other carers during the life of the patients/clients, and continuing after death with the family".
Resources - see the link above for 'Palliative care for children with cancer: A guide for parents' and 'For health professionals: Palliative care in paediatrics'
For further information please contact:
Dr Anthony Herbert or Dr Jean Kelly
Staff Specialists in Paediatric Palliative Care
Queensland Children's Hospital, Brisbane
Ph (07) 3068 1111 or toll free 1800 249 648