Iris House is currently only offering community sits as we don’t have a building for our Hospice. This means that we are only providing our families with a small part of our full service. Ideally we need a 4 bedroom house in the Northern Suburbs. We would need to own the premises as our intention is to make the house “special needs friendly” incorporating built in hoist equipment, pad push operating doors so our Children can feel a sense of control, a sensory room, therapy rooms and bathrooms / toilets with disabled facilities. The house will offer daily play-therapy sessions which will be extended to overnight care and eventually short respite care, so Mom and Dad get an extended break.
Our “Living Hospice” will become a home away from home for our children.
We will also offer end of life care in our planned Rainbow Room, where a child can spend his or her final days in comfort, surrounded by familiar friendly faces, Mom and Dad will be accommodated in an adjoining room and receive all the support they need at this very difficult time.
Equipping the hospice with the right equipment is essential for the safe care of our amazing children.
Below is our Hospice Wish List:
Flat screen TV – for wall mounting
Children’s Hospital beds
Children’s Hospital cots
Double bed for parents
Comfortable lounge suit
Kitchen baking equipment – a very popular activity with our children.
Sensory room equipment
Fold up wheel chairs
Fibre optic lights
Regular monthly cash donations – to ensure the smooth running of the Hospice.
Playstation / Wii Games
Pad door control system
Curtains / blinds
Cleaning equipment (mops,brooms)
Desk - for nurse stations
Childrens chairs and tables
Arts and Crafts
Childrens story Books
Neck Cushions (like you would use on an aeroplane)