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End of life care

Hummingbird House provides a caring embrace that allows you the time and space you need to say goodbye to your child. We walk alongside families to understand how you would like to spend these last precious moments – be it in the backyard under the stars, watching the sunset or cuddling together as a family in bed. This may take place onsite at Hummingbird House Brisbanein your home, or at another community location. We will work with you to understand you and your child’s preferred place of death.

A child’s end of life is unique to each family. Our specialist care team will support you to explore your options and decide what feels right for your child, and your family, while honouring your physical, emotional, cultural and spiritual needs. Our specialist paediatric clinical care team will also ensure your child’s symptoms are managed during this time, keeping them as pain free and comfortable as possible. This is usually done in consultation with your child’s primary care team.

Hummingbird House offers families a number of additional supports such as memory making, after-death care, funeral and memorial planning, and grief and bereavement support. These services are extended to your family as your child approaches the end of life, and following your child’s death.

If your child is eligible to receive our care and support, and you would like to explore how we can support you, please contact our Family and Community Support Team on 07 3621 4364 or email [email protected]. Our Family Support Workers are here to answer your questions and support you during this difficult time.