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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

"Palliative care is often misunderstood. It provides care for the patient as a whole person and works to address suffering of the body, mind and spirit. The goal is to enhance quality of life at all times during a serious or life-threatening illness." - Daniel Mahoney ... Read More


Categories: Hospice News, Very Special Kids News

Svett has been working as an Art Therapist for the Art Cabriolet at Very Special Kids since 2014. Her relationship with Very Special Kids began with a two week pilot program ran by the Art Cabriolet in 2013, which proved so successful that it turned into a four day program led ... Read More


Categories: Hospice News, Very Special Kids News

Last month we announced that we had formed a significant partnership which would enable regional families living with a child that has life-threatening illnesses the opportunity to access respite care.Thanks to over $156,000 of funding from the William Buckland Foundation, <... Read More


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

Last week we announced that we had formed a significant partnership which would enable regional families living with a child that has life-threatening illnesses the opportunity to access respite care.Thanks to over $156,000 of funding from the William Buckland Foundation, Read More


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