Our Outreach Team helps sick children, young people and their families who need support at home. You can come to the Outreach Team whether you are a child or young person yourself, a parent or a professional involved in a child’s care.
What does our Outreach Team do?
- Assesses your child or young person who may need care at home
- Works with your child’s or young person’s GP, district nurse and other services to ensure that the right level of care is provided at the right time and in the right way
- Provides a listening ear and support
- Provides care at the end of your child’s life, usually in the last few weeks, working with other professionals
- Provides information and expertise to families and professionals
- Visits Brian House children and families when they are in hospital for a prolonged period
- Gives support at and around the time of a child or young person’s death, along with other services such as the Linden Centre
- Works with others to ensure children are reviewed
Your child can be considered for our Outreach Service as long as you fit our Brian House Hospice criteria. This means you require care at the end of life or support for a period of time, possibly due to major surgery or prolonged hospitalisation or illness.
Our dedicated team comprises two senior children’s nurses. This combined experience includes oncology, medical, caring for children with special needs and caring for children in a hospice. We work alongside our wider Brian House team and other professionals and strive to provide your child with holistic, physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual individualised care.