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Hospice News

In early 2019 the Very Special Kids hospice team welcomed their first Child Life Therapist, Shari Manley into the fold.Child Life Therapists (CLT) are responsible for supporting a child to ensure their voice is heard and their needs are met within the healthcare environment. ... Read More


Categories: Family News, Hospice News, Very Special Kids News

A life-changing upgrade to provide greater services, greater support and greater security well into the future.To ensure we can continue to provide the highest level of care and support for children with life-thre... Read More


Categories: Family News, Fundraising News, Hospice News, Very Special Kids News, Volunteer News

In partnership with Victoria Racing Club (VRC) and the Melbourne Cup Carnival, Very Special Kids is proud to be the Pin & Win charity partner for 2019.Pin & Win is the VRC’s flagship annual charity fundraiser and all sales of the Lexus Melbourne Cup... Read More


Categories: Family News, Fundraising News, Hospice News, Very Special Kids News

As the first children’s hospice in Australia, Very Special Kids Hospice is now over 23 years old. To ensure we continue to provide the highest level of care and support for you and your family, for the past two years Very Special Kids has been researching and planning ways to u... Read More


Categories: Family News, Hospice News

Today is World Hospice and Palliative Care Day and is a chance for Very Special Kids and the only other two children’s hospices to highlight their unique support services in the hope... Read More


Categories: Family News, Fundraising News, Hospice News, Very Special Kids News

Written by Sara Crawford, mum supported by Very Special KidsI recently did something that I had vowed to myself I’d never do.As a mother of a child with a life-threatening condition, I have told myself time ... Read More


Categories: Family News, Hospice News, Very Special Kids News

Written by Angela Flood, Family Support Practitioner at Very Special KidsWith Dying to Know Day happening today, it is timely to raise the question of how we as a society of many cultures, faiths and beliefs talk... Read More


Categories: Family News, Hospice News, Very Special Kids News

An interview with Olive and Hospice Volunteer Kirsty Powers, written by Mary Ryder, Family Support PractitionerOlive is a very special dog. She is a beautiful, glossy, black Labrador with soft, bright brown eyes t... Read More


Categories: Family News, Hospice News, Very Special Kids News

Written by Peggy Hogan, Family Support Practitioner at Very Special KidsThe Road to Respite transport vehicle is a new and very unique home-hospice driving service that has received nothing but praise from famili... Read More


Categories: Family News, Hospice News, Very Special Kids News

Written by Paula Mullin, Clinical Nurse at Very Special Kids I have been working at Very Special Kids for the past four years and I often get asked “how do you work in paediatric palliative care?”I do what I do because I h... Read More


Categories: Family News, Hospice News, Very Special Kids News