Hummingbird House is accredited under the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards and is a licensed health care facility. We have an established team of experienced nurses and personal care workers who are led by our Clinical Services Manager Kelly Oldham, and five local general practitioners to provide medical cover who are led by our Medical Lead, Professor Ross Pinkerton. In addition to the clinical team, Hummingbird House offers family support services.

To access services from Hummingbird House you first need to meet our eligibility criteria.

Eligibility Criteria*

 As a children’s palliative care service, children who will be eligible to access Hummingbird House are living with a condition that can be described as follows:

  • Life-threatening conditions for which curative treatment may be feasible but can fail.
  • Conditions where premature death is inevitable.
  • Progressive conditions without curative treatment options.
  • Irreversible but non-progressive conditions causing severe disability, leading to susceptibility to health complications and likelihood of premature death

*Together for Short Lives

Referral Process

Referrals are accepted from the Paediatric Palliative Care Service at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, or your child’s lead clinician.

After acceptance of your referral, Hummingbird House staff will contact you to arrange for us to carry out a Holistic Needs Assessment with you which will help us identify your individual needs and goals.

This assessment will guide us in working out how Hummingbird House can best support your family.

If you are interested in accessing Hummingbird House, please contact us on 07 3621 4336 or email for further discussion.