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Hospice 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

By Abigail, mother supported by Very Special KidsLetting your child stay overnight for the first time somewhere is a big deal. Letting your 3-year-old is even harder. But letting your 3-year-old who has a life-t... Read More


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

Last year Very Special Kids secured a funding grant from the Barr Family Foundation that meant we were able to hire a permanent part-time physiotherapist.Physiotherapists work to improve children’s motor development, strength, range of motion, fitness, gait difficulties, ba... Read More


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

The long-term future of Very Special Kids children’s hospice in Malvern has been secured, with funding from the Federal and Victorian governments facilitating a transfer of ownership of the property to Very Special Kids.Today Very Special Kids formally announced the propert... Read More


Categories: Hospice News, Very Special Kids News