The ability of Hummingbird House to achieve our mission of delivering best practice paediatric palliative care has been greatly enhanced by the ongoing support of leading children’s palliative care providers nationally and internationally. Their unwavering support is essential to the success of Hummingbird House.
East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (United Kingdom)
Hummingbird House is honoured to have entered into an International Children’s Palliative Care Network twinning agreement with East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH). EACH provides care and support for families, children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex and Suffolk in the UK. They are a leader in providing best practice paediatric palliative care and run three children’s hospices.
EACH enjoys the active support of their Royal Patron, HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton who has a keen and proactive interest in the work of EACH and children’s palliative care more widely.
EACH works with Hummingbird House to help strengthen the Australian culture of paediatric palliative care. In the long term, this relationship aims to benefit both organisations through knowledge sharing, joint research opportunities, architectural collaboration, visitations and staff exchange and social media collaboration.
Bear Cottage and Very Special Kids
Hummingbird House has a strong collaborative relationship with Very Special Kids in Melbourne, Victoria and Bear Cottage in Manly, New South Wales. Both children’s hospices were actively involved in the design recommendations for Hummingbird House and held positions on the Hummingbird House Clinical Advisory Committee. The combined knowledge and experience of these two reputable services has played an important role in establishing Hummingbird House as the third children’s hospice in Australia.
Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital
Hummingbird House has a strong relationship with the Paediatric Palliative Care Service based at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital. As a specialist statewide hospital, Lady Cilento is a recognised leader in paediatric healthcare, education and research, delivering a full range of clinical services, tertiary level care and health promotion programs for children across Queensland, northern New South Wales and overseas. The clinical care staff at Hummingbird House work closely with each child’s medical professionals.
International Children’s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN)
Hummingbird House has a strong connection with the ICPCN and share their commitment to the total needs of children with life-limiting conditions and their families being met, including their physical, emotional, social, spiritual and developmental needs.
The ICPCN is a worldwide network of individuals and agencies working with children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions.
Together for Short Lives
Hummingbird House enjoys a strong relationship with the UK based organisation Together for Short Lives.
Together for Short Lives is the leading UK charity for all children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions and all those who support, love and care for them. They support families, professionals and services, including children’s hospices. Their work helps to ensure that children can get the best possible care, wherever and whenever they need it.