A website has been launched to provide parents with greater information and understanding of Palliative Care for children.

Launching the first All-Ireland website dedicated to Palliative Care for children, parents were encouraged to find out more about the benefits Palliative Care can bring to both child and family. The Children and Young People Palliative Care website was developed by the All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC) to assist parents, guardians, carers and the wider public in understanding what children’s palliative care is and seeks to filter the wide range of information available on the internet to make it easier to find the right information.

The site is available at www.cypph.com.

AIIHPC Director Paddie Blaney said: “The palliative care community, both in the Republic of Ireland and in Northern Ireland recognised the need for a ‘go to’ point that parents, carers and the general public could access to get independent information on a topic which is difficult to talk about or gather information on. The website includes photos, stories and quotes about real children and parents who are or have availed of palliative care services.”

NI Development Manager for Carers Trust stated " I am delighted to endorse this project to all carers in Northern Ireland. It will prove to be an invaluable tool and information source for all those carers embarking on a very challenging caring journey.I wish everyone involved in the project our heariest congratulations"