Hospice care for children is a part of the broader, palliative care approach for children with life limiting conditions.
A "life limiting condition" is described as one where there is no reasonable hope of cure and from which children and young people will die.
This includes some conditions that cause progressive deterioration, some conditions that will lead to premature death, and some conditions that are not progressive conditions, but which are irreversible, cause severe disability and susceptibility to health complications, leading to a likelihood of premature death.
Support for children with palliative care needs
Children's Community Nursing Team Stanhope Parade Health Centre Gordon Street South Shields Tyne & Wear NE33 4JP
Access to the team is through referral by GP or by pediatrician.
There are no hospice type services for children located in South Tyneside, but there are services in the region that families can access.