Children's Palliative Care
LauraLynn, Ireland’s Children’s Hospice provides specialist palliative and supportive care services to meet the needs of children with life limiting conditions and their families in Ireland.
Our LauraLynn Model of Care describes our supports within five pillars of children’s hospice care: Direct Care, Family Support, Symptom Management, End-of-Life Care, and Bereavement Support.
The aim of our Model of Care is to ensure that the right child receives the right care, at the right time, in the right place, by the right team.
We want to:
- Provide high quality, child and family led care, based upon an assessment of needs, in the preferred location of care.
- Ensure all children and their families have equitable access our palliative care services that are flexible, planned, person-centred and takes account of their physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs.
- Provide compassionate care and support in a friendly environment and to facilitate a supportive network for the child and family.
The types of supports we offer may include, but are not limited to:
- Support for the entire family (including siblings, grandparents and extended family)
- Specialist short break care (respite)
- Practical help, advice and information
- Provision of specialist therapies, including physiotherapy, occupational, play and music therapy and psychology
- Provision of information, support, education and training to families/carers
- Symptom management
- Bereavement support
- End-of-Life Care
- 24-hour telephone support