Support available for families with a terminally-ill child

  4 December 2019  Very Special Kids   |   Third party content – view disclaimer

Do you have a patient who is the parent or carer of a child with a life-threatening condition, or a child who recently died, and is in need of professional support? You can refer them to Very Special Kids for expert emotional and psychological support. 

Very Special Kids provides professional family support services such as counselling, sibling support, respite care, bereavement support and trained family volunteers to those who live across north western Melbourne.

Its services can be accessed at any time from diagnosis all the way through to recovery or bereavement. Hospice respite care is also available for children with complex care needs.

Very Special Kids Hospice is the only children’s hospice in Victoria where we offer families access to planned and emergency respite, as well as end-of-life care. The hospice provides 24-hour specialist nursing care in a warm and welcoming environment. Children can be picked up and transported to the hospice from anywhere in Victoria; they will be accompanied by a nurse.

All of these services are provided free-of-charge.

To make a referral, and for eligibility criteria, contact Very Special Kid’s Intake and Assessment by visiting

By Very Special Kids.

Disclaimer: This article was provided by Very Special Kids. While every effort has been made to ensure the information is accurate, North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network does not warrant or represent the accuracy, currency and completeness of any information or material included within.