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Very Special Kids News

Over the last week, we’ve been keeping a close eye on COVID-19, or Coronavirus, and what it means for our community.We have not had any confirmed virus cases within the hospice, or among any staff.But, to ensure we protect Victoria’s most vulnerable children, and thei... Read More


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

Sister Margaret Noone is a Loreto Sister, former teacher and junior school principal, and the first employee of Very Special Kids.Following a 20 year career as a teacher, with many years as a junior school principal, Sister Margaret was presented with the opportunity to study... Read More


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Sunday 1 March marks World Music Therapy Day! Our resident music therapist, Pip Reid has given some insight into the role of music therapy in the hospice setting.Music Therapy at Very Special Kids Since ancient times music has been recognised for its ... Read More


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

With the rebuild of the hospice due to start in December 2020, we have been trialling an in-home care pilot which has been met with a positive reaction from the families involved. Read More


Categories: Family News, Very Special Kids News

Like many couples, Katy and her husband Maurice were so excited to start their family.So, in December 2014 when they found out they were not only pregnant, but pregnant with twins, they were over the moon.Katy went on to have a normal and healthy pregnancy, and in August ... Read More


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It’s almost December and community Christmas activities are beginning! There are several ways you can spread the cheer and support Very Special Kids during the festive season.

Malvern Xmas Trees
The Malvern Xmas Tree stall is on a... Read More


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Dear Damien and Dominic,I loved you before I ever met you.When your dad and I found out that we were going to be parents for the first time, we were so excited we couldn’t wait for our family to grow. Finding out that our family would grow by two just doubled our excite... Read More


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

Meet Heidi Barber, she's one of our Family Support Practitioners who works with families across the Mornington Peninsula.How long have you been at VSK?I have been a Family Support Practitioner with Very Special Kids for 14.5 yrs.  I was based at our Ma... Read More


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As many of you may be aware, our hospice is set to be demolished and rebuilt from December 2020.It was built almost 23 years ago and, because technology and clinical care has advanced since then, it was decided that a complete rebuild was needed to ensure we provide... Read More


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

Ryan and Karen Fowler are on a mission help ease the heartache of other Australian families following the death of their toddler, Rio.At just 16-months of age, Rio spent 40 days in hospital with what appeared to be gastro but the toddler rapidly became sicker, eventually bein... Read More


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