At Iris House, our palliative care team plays a critical role in providing compassionate support to our children during their end-of-life journey. Palliative care is an integral part of our commitment to ensuring the comfort, dignity, and quality of life for our precious little ones and their families during this challenging time.
When a child is facing end of life, our palliative care team steps in to offer comprehensive, holistic support. Our team of experienced and empathetic professionals includes, nurses, social workers, counsellors, and other specialists who work collaboratively to address the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the child and their family. We are constantly building the team to provide the highest level of care.
Our team works closely with the child’s medical providers to ensure seamless coordination of care, providing relief and guidance for both the child and their family throughout the process. Beyond the physical aspects, our palliative care team provides unwavering emotional support and counselling to children and families.
We recognise that navigating end-of-life care can be emotionally overwhelming, and our team is there to listen, validate, and guide individuals through their unique grief journey. We offer a safe space for families to express their fears, concerns, and hopes, providing them with the tools and resources they need to cope with their circumstances.
Additionally, our palliative care team recognises the importance of creating lasting memories and ensuring meaningful experiences for our children and their families. We work closely with them to develop individualised plans that encompass their desires, wishes, and goals. This may include arranging special outings, facilitating important conversations, or providing opportunities for spiritual support and connection.
The impact of our palliative care team extends far beyond the child’s physical well-being. We strive to create a supportive environment that fosters love, comfort, and dignity during the end-of-life process. Our dedicated professionals walk alongside families every step of the way, providing solace, guidance, and the utmost respect for their wishes.