To access our services, a child or young person must have a condition that falls into one of the categories set by the children’s hospices umbrella organisation, Together for Short Lives categories.
Life-threatening conditions for which curative treatment may be feasible but can fail.
Access to palliative care services may be necessary when treatment fails or during an acute crisis.
Examples: cancer, irreversible organ failures of heart, liver, kidney
Conditions where premature death is inevitable
There may be long periods of intensive treatment aimed at prolonging life and allowing participation in normal activities.
Examples: cystic fibrosis, duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Progressive conditions without curative treatment
Treatment is exclusively palliative and may commonly extend over many years.
Examples: batten disease, mucopolysaccharidoses
Irreversible but non-progressive conditions causing severe disability, leading to susceptibility to health complications and likelihood of premature death.
Children can have complex health care needs, a high risk of an unpredictable life-threatening event or episode, health complications and an increased likelihood of premature death.
Examples: severe cerebral palsy, complex health needs, high risk of an un predictable life-threatening event or episode.
To access Derian House services, you must be referred, either by a professional or through our self-referral process.
To find out if you may be eligible for our services, give us a call on 01257 233 300 or complete the form below or you can email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Referral to Derian House Children’s Hospice
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