Paediatric Palliative Care and Bereavement Support
Our philosophy is to put the child & family at the heart
of our care to make a positive difference through life, death and
What does the Paediatric Palliative Care and
Bereavement Support Team do?
We support children with life-limiting or life-threatening
illnesses, and their families, from point of diagnosis or
recognition. Our aim is to maximise comfort, wellbeing and quality
of life. Our care and support takes place throughout the child's
life, death and beyond, including bereavement support.
We work closely with the treating hospital doctors and nurses to
provide support and will usually meet children and their families
on the hospital ward or outpatient department.
We also work with community services including GPs, children's
nurses and community palliative care teams, as well as local
hospices and local hospitals.
How can we help you?
We can help children and their families under the care of
Bristol Children's Hospital and St Michael's with:
- Symptom control and management
- Psychological support
- Planning future care and discharge planning
- Support with difficult conversations & complex decision
- End of Life care
- Emotional, spiritual and social support
- Liaising with community services
- Bereavement support
We also provide advice, education and support for healthcare
professionals providing palliative care and bereavement