Paediatrics

Paediatric Palliative Care new website

Paediatric palliative care is about improving the quality of life of infants, children and young people diagnosed with a life-limiting condition and supporting those who care for them.  

Palliative Care Australia (PCA) and Paediatric Palliative Care Australia and New Zealand (PaPCANZ) are proud to deliver the new Paediatric Palliative Care website, co-designed with families/carers, health professionals and support organisations. 

This new website is your one-stop destination for quality paediatric palliative care information and resources for families/carers, young people and health professionals experiencing paediatric palliative care. 

This website is one of 10 key activities included in the Paediatric Palliative Care National Action Plan Project, which received grant funding from the Australian Government as part of the Supporting Children with Life Threatening Medical Conditions and their Families 2019 election commitment. This exciting three-year project commenced in July 2020. 

Palliative care for infants, children and young people involves a diverse range of conditions, symptoms, and experiences. It acknowledges these differences by providing individualised, holistic care that is focused on the physical, emotional, social, financial, cultural, and spiritual needs of the child and family. This new website reflects the diversity of those experiencing paediatric palliative care or those caring for an infant, child or young person with a life-limiting condition 

This website will continue to evolve over time. If you know of a resource that would be helpful for families/carers, young people or health professionals, please get in touch with the PCA Paediatric Project Team at paediatrics@palliativecare.org.au.