We know that life caring for a child with a complex condition is difficult.
Here at Derian House, we focus on providing care for children and young people with life-limiting and threatening conditions.
Anyone can make a referral for our services, even a family member.
Our referral panel decides whether a child meets the criteria of hospice care and take into consideration the Together for Short Lives categories below.
Our panel is a multi-disciplinary team of professionals who review every aspect of the child or young person’s condition and circumstances before a decision is made.
If you would like more information about a referral to Derian House please call 01257 233300.
To request a referrals form, please e-mail email@example.com
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.