Bear Cottage is the only children’s hospice in New South Wales Australia
A very special place that’s dedicated to caring for children with life-limiting conditions. Families who care for a child with a life-limiting condition often do so around the clock for many years. Their vision is to be as far removed from a hospital environment as possible. They are set up to provide excellence in paediatric palliative care 24 hours a day, and their affiliation to The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network means they have access to some of the best medical resources in the world. Bear Cottage is an initiative of The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. The facility was established entirely through community support, at a cost of $10 million. They welcomed their first families in May 2001.
Bear Cottage provides support, respite and end-of-life care for children with life-limiting conditions and their families, in a warm homelike environment. GOALS
To give the best care possible to these special children
To provide temporary respite care to give families a much needed break.
To develop rapport and provide support to families as their child’s condition progresses.
To provide end-of-life care and bereavement support, sensitive to the needs of the individual families.
Caring for a child with a life-limiting condition changes a family’s life forever. Exhausting, rewarding, sometimes positive, often painful - Bear Cottage is a place where respite is possible.
We are excited to announce that today The Billie Kinder Fund has been accepted as supporters of Bear Cottage, a palliative care home for children and their families. Billie's first donation towards this wonderful cause has been made. Please spread the word so that others can purchase HOPE and Billie can continue to donate to this wonderful charity.
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