Adventure World Family Fun Day

Adventure World Family Fun Day

Event Date

Saturday, 12 October 2019

Families who are caring for children with life-limiting conditions will enjoy a fun day out at Adventure World, Bibra Lake (Perth, Western Australia) on Saturday 12 October to commemorate World Hospice and Palliative Care Day. The children, who are all being supported by Perth not-for-profit organisation Hannah’s House, range in age from 2 years to 12 years and suffer from a number of conditions that impact their health and quality of life. While an estimated 1800 to 2400 children in Western Australia have a life-limiting condition or complex needs, there is no dedicated children’s hospice or palliative care centre to support them or their families. Hannah’s House hopes to change that and is working towards increasing the availability of palliative care services for children in the State. Anne McCormack, Chair of Hannah’s House Board said that the organisation was committed to listening to families and increasing the range of options available to families caring for a very sick or dying child. “We have an amazing hospital for our children in PCH, Hannah’s House provides parents with fantastic much-needed in-home care, and whilst this is great, there is a piece of the ecosystem missing in WA – a dedicated paediatric hospice, similar to those in other States. WA would be unique however, in providing hospital, in-home and palliative care – the complete continuum of care. “A dedicated paediatric hospice in WA would allow Hannah’s House to significantly expand services to meet the needs of our families who live with this every day. “A children’s hospice would be a ‘home away from home’ where families and children can relax, feel safe and be supported by a team skilled in best-practice children’s palliative care.” “It is hard to imagine what it is like to have to provide medical, social and emotional care for a child with high needs around the clock. It wears families down. We are here to make sure they have access to all the support they need by focussing on quality of life for the whole family.”

Location

  • Country: Australia
  • City: Perth

Contact

  • Organiser: Hannah's House Perth
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