This document offers practical guidance to professionals who are caring for a child or young person who has been identified as requiring ‘palliative care’ or who may be approaching the end of their life and so likely to require end of life (EOL) care in the near future.
You can read the guidelines here:Paediatric Palliative Care Guidelines – CHIP GNCH Sept 2022
Our paediatric palliative care services include:
Children’s Holistic Integrated Palliative Care Service (CHIPS) has been in place since October 2020, based in Newcastle and providing regional specialist paediatric palliative care across North East and North Cumbria.
CHIPS supports families and children with life limiting and shortening conditions, and the professionals caring for them, throughout a child’s life. Families living with an oncology diagnosis will continue to be supported by the CYPOONS team.
The service works alongside existing teams caring for children with life limiting and shortening conditions. The team consists of four doctors and three nurses from a range of backgrounds, but all with a special interest and experience in palliative care. The team is supported by an admin assistant.
Based in Great North Children’s Hospital, the CYPOONS team (Children and Young People’s Oncology Outreach Nurse Specialists) provide specialist palliative and end of life care to patients across the North East and Cumbria with a cancer diagnosis.
North East and North Cumbria Paediatric Palliative Care Collaborative (previously named ‘network’)
This group supports educational events and clinical case discussions and brings together individuals interested in paediatric palliative care from across the region. The Regional SCN leads (Dr Helen Aspey and Suzanne Garbarino) represent the paediatric population within the all age network.