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Shortage of nurses and doctors hitting care for seriously ill children

Date Posted
20 October, 2019

A growing shortage of skilled children’s palliative care doctors and nurses across England has reached crisis point, our new report reveals. It is leading to seriously ill children and their families missing out on crucial out of hours care and...

Making yourself heard at Westminster: a young person’s perspective

Date Posted
13 November, 2019
Author
Hannah Hodgson

On 21 October, Together for Short Lives launched a report which revealed a growing shortage of skilled children’s palliative care doctors and nurses across England. We described the knock-on effect this is having for seriously ill children and their families,...

Smashburger selects Together for Short Lives as Charity of the Year

Date Posted
4 November, 2019

We are delighted to announce that burger chain, Smashburger UK, has selected Together for Short Lives as their charity partner. The new partnership will run until the end of 2020 and will span across all seven of Smashburger’s UK restaurants....

M&S joins Disney Frozen II and Together for Short Lives partnership

Date Posted
16 October, 2019

Together for Short Lives’ partnership with Disney and its support for the children’s hospice sector is built around making Moments that Matter for seriously ill children and their families. We want to share the exciting news that M&S has now...

Reflections on Palliative Care for Babies and their Families

Date Posted
9 October, 2019
Author
Kathryn Chandler-Board

As part of Baby Loss Awareness Week (9-15 October), Kathryn Chandler-Board shares how her role as a Neonatal Link Sister at Haven House Children's Hospice is helping families caring for seriously ill babies to have greater choice in their baby’s...

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