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Professional networks

Hummingbird House aspires to be a world-class children’s and adolescent’s hospice that delivers best practice paediatric palliative care. Our ability to achieve this has been greatly enhanced by the ongoing support of leading national and international children’s palliative care providers, that include:

Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service

Hummingbird House has a strong relationship with the Paediatric Palliative Care Service at the Queensland Children’s Hospital (QCH), where many of our guests receive care. As a specialist statewide hospital, QCH 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.

Very Special Kids (Melbourne) and Bear Cottage (Sydney)

Hummingbird House has a strong collaborative relationship with Very Special Kids and Bear Cottage, the only other two children’s hospices in Australia. These organisations were closely involved in the architectural design and model of care at Hummingbird House. Together, these three organisations account for the only children’s hospices in Australia, with plans for a fourth hospice in Perth currently underway.

East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (United Kingdom)

Hummingbird House is honoured to be a part of an ICPCN twinning agreement with East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH). EACH is a leader in providing best practice paediatric palliative care for children and and young people with life-threatening conditions and their families. EACH runs three children’s hospices in the UK, based in Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, and Essex and Suffolk.

Together for Short Lives

Hummingbird House has a strong working relationship with the UK based organisation Together for Short Lives. Together for Short Lives is the leading UK charity for 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 ensures children get the best possible care, wherever and whenever they need it.

International Children’s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN)

Hummingbird House is a member of the ICPCN, a worldwide network of agencies working with children and young people with life-limiting conditions. We share the ICPN’s vision that the total needs of life-limited children and their families should be met to encompass physical, emotional, social, spiritual and developmental aspects of care.