The Northwest Regional Children and Young People’s Palliative Care Network

Website: www.childrenspalliativenw.org.uk

The Northwest Regional Children and Young People’s Palliative Care Network brings together Children and Young People’s Palliative Care Zonal Networks from Greater Manchester and Cumbria & Lancashire together with Merseyside and Cheshire, to represent the needs of children and young people across the entire Northwest region.

The scope of the Northwest Regional Children and Young People’s Palliative Care Network includes both oncology and non oncology diagnoses. 

The main focus of the work of The Network is children and young people from 0 to 19 years.  However the scope of the work of the Network also includes antenatal diagnosis and young people aged 19 and over in transition to adult services.

The geographical area covered by the Network includes the entirety of the Northwest Region of England The three constituent Zonal Networks (Cumbria &  Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside and Cheshire are co-terminus with the respective cancer networks.

Mission statement

“All babies, children and young people with life threatening and life limiting conditions, and their families will have access to the highest quality of supportive and palliative care throughout their journey from diagnosis to bereavement or transition to adult services.  This will be provided in the most appropriate place according to needs and wishes of the child and family, regardless of geographical location, cultural social or ethnic factors.  There will be full integration of services with seamless transition of care between primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare settings and close partnership between healthcare, education and social services care.”

For more details contact: Jane.Houghton@togetherforshortlives.org.uk