Children's Hospice

Hospice Bookings

Access to respite care

In August 2021, construction will commence to completely rebuild the Very Special Kids children’s hospice. The rebuild is the most significant service improvement project in our history.

For an 18-month period commencing in August 2021, Very Special Kids will have a private and dedicated section on level 4 of the Monash Children’s Hospital. The facility will accommodate 4 beds for respite stays, meaning our capacity will be reduced by 50 per cent.

While we learn the respite demands that may eventuate, to help manage the waiting list during peak periods and ensure we continue to offer fair and equitable access to planned respite, at this point the number of respite nights available to families will be reduced from 21 to 10 per year with a maximum stay of one week.

We will continually review this to adjust as necessary and take into consideration any exceptional circumstances. We will keep you informed should our capacity change.

Hospice services at Malvern will conclude 15 July 2021 and recommence at Monash Children’s Hospital late August for approximately an 18-month period.

To book a hospice stay at Monash Children’s Hospital please email bookings@vsk.org.au.

For detailed information about accessing Monash Children’s Hospital please click here.