Referrals for services remain open

Very Special Kids remains open for referrals by email and phone. The Intake and Assessment Coordinator, Jo D’Cruz, is available for consultation on 9804 6221 or 0438 926 047.

During this very challenging time, we will continue to support families with children who have a life-limiting condition as well as families who are accessing our bereavement support program. This support is currently provided through the Family Support Team via  Skype, Teams and Zoom – plus more traditional methods of phone contact, email and SMS. Counselling and emotional support will continue to be offered by our highly qualified Family Support Practitioners.

Although the hospice has been closed for respite stays, it is open for children who are admitted for end of life care and will be staffed with medical, nursing and personal care workers. All necessary screening and safety precautions will be taken to ensure the safe delivery of care during this time. We will also endeavour to provide families with access to allied health supports such as art therapy, music therapy and child life therapy, as well as their Family Support Practitioner.

We understand that this level of support is going to be needed now more than ever before. All Very Special Kids programs and services will recommence once it is safe to do so and we will keep you updated with any changes to our current service delivery commitments. Please contact Kara Briggs,  General Manager Services and Improvement,  on 9804 6252  if you have any questions or comments regarding the services offered by Very Special Kids over the coming months.