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ACT Paediatric Palliative Care Service

The ACT Paediatric Palliative Care Service is a nursing-led service based at Paediatrics at The Canberra Hospital.

The Paediatric Palliative Care Service aims to support children with life-limiting illnesses to live as well as possible, and provides:

  • Clinical and consultative services
  • Support for staff in hospital medical units, metropolitan and regional health service centres
  • Coordination of services and case management
  • Education in the specialty of paediatric palliative care
  • Care wherever the child and family are, including in the home, in the community, and in hospital or hospice  


Referrals are accepted from health care professionals across the care spectrum, and families may also self-refer, with subsequent contact made with treating teams

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