Paediatric Palliative Care is a concept of care providing coordinated multidisciplinary care to children with a progressive life limiting condition and their families. Life limiting conditions are those for which there is no reasonable hope of cure and from which children or young people will die. Some of these conditions cause progressive deterioration over months to years with the child becoming increasingly dependent on parents and carers.
The GCUH Children’s Palliative Care works closely with Queensland’s Paediatric Palliative Care Service (PPCS) at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital Brisbane and community agencies to provide optimal symptom management, and provision of resources to ensure the child and their family are supported to live as well as they can for as long as they can, within the limits imposed by their condition. Children’s Palliative care is delivered in the family home and when required in the Children’s Inpatient Unit or Children’s Critical Care Unit.