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Quarterly Palliative Care Forum: Spotlight on paediatric and adolescent palliative care

PCWA Quarterly Palliative Care Forum

Spotlight on Paediatric and Adolescent Palliative Care

This forum highlights the WA Paediatric Palliative Care Service, as well as allied services offering holistic and compassionate care to children and their families who live in Western Australia with a life-limiting condition.

Date: Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Time: 2.30pm-4.30pm

Location: Seminar Room, Milroy Lodge, 15 Bedbrook Place, Shenton Park

Cost: PCWA Individual Members free. Non-members $40

Registration via Eventbrite

Parking: Free, onsite at upper rear carpark.


Lisa Cuddeford, Perth Children’s Hospital:  Lisa is the clinical lead for the WA Paediatric and Palliative Care Service now operating from the ‘new’ Perth Children’s Hospital. She will provide insights and clinical perspectives of the everyday, yet extraordinary, work of the multidisciplinary paediatric palliative care team and how it supports children with life-limiting illnesses as well as their families and carers.

Marianne Phillips, Perth Children’s Hospital:  Marianne is a paediatric and adolescent palliative care consultant, providing leadership to Statewide Paediatric and Adolescent Palliative Care Oncology. She was a valued member of the Standards Review Group established by Palliative Care Australia to review the National Palliative Care Standards and generate the 5th edition recently released. She will outline the Standards and how the principles apply to inform service delivery and development in the context of paediatric and adolescent palliative care.

Susan King and Lee-Anne Ashely, Hannah’s House:  Hannah’s House helps support the physical, mental and social wellbeing needs of children with life-limiting conditions and complex medical needs and their families, from diagnosis through to recovery or end of life, by providing in-home care, support and respite. This presentation will cover the journey thus far, direction for the future and short case studies of children they have provided care and support for in a community setting.

Shelly Skinner, Lion Heart Camp for Kids:  Shelly has significant experience in social work management roles specifically focused on children. In addition to her current role as a Senior Social Worker within the Paediatric Oncology and Haematology Unit at Perth Children’s Hospital, Shelly’s passion and expertise has culminated in the creation of Lionheart Camp for Kids. She will share the story of Lionheart and how it supports children and families with grief and bereavement.



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