Ireland: Website launched for parents caring for children with life-limiting illnesses

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The Children and Young People Palliative Care website was developed by the All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC) to assist parents, guardians, carers and the wider public in understanding what children’s palliative care is and seeks to filter the wide range of information available on the internet to make it easier to find the right information.

AIIHPC Director Paddie Blaney said: “The palliative care community, both in the Republic of Ireland and in Northern Ireland recognised the need for a ‘go to’ point that parents, carers and the general public could access to get independent information on a topic which is difficult to talk about or gather information on. This initiative led by AIIHPC was supported by other agencies all seeking to fill the information gap.

“The website includes photos, stories and quotes about real children and parents who are or have availed of palliative care services in Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland.”

Find out more about the official launch, which took place earlier this week, in a longer version of this article on ehospice UK or visit the new website at www.cypph.com