Q and A with Hospice nurse Paula Mullin

In the lead up to the 24 Hour Treadmill Challenge from 20 to 21 May, we interviewed Paula Mullin, a Very Special Kids Hospice nurse, about what inspires her and the advice she has for 24 Hour Treadmill participants.

What do you do in your role at Very Special Kids?
Carry out day to day care including comforting and playing with the kids, assess and monitor health, educate parents regarding best practice… and of course have fun!

What difference does the Hospice make to the lives of the families you support?
The hospice provides specialist care that is not available at other facilities including nursing, art and music therapy as well as essential support and care during end of life.

What inspires you to work at Very Special Kids?
It’s one little thing I feel I can do to make life a bit easier for the families we support. I love seeing the look on the children’s faces during special activities and outings.

Why should people fundraise to support the Hospice?
To fund valuable programs to enrich the lives children and adolescents with life threatening conditions.

Do you have any words of advice for participants in the 24 Hour Treadmill Challenge?
Remember that every dollar you raise goes towards providing a warm, unique and specialised service for families. Without support, this service wouldn’t be available and we rely on your help.

To sponsor a runner in the 24 Hour Treadmill Challenge and help us raise more than $700,000 for children with life-threatening conditions visit