The Covid-19 pandemic is having a huge impact on the way children’s palliative care services operate and offer treatment and support to the children and families they care for. To help ensure that best practice is developed and shared between services, we have been working to help children’s palliative care providers across the UK to meet the needs of children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions during the pandemic.
Many of our members across the NHS and voluntary sector have adopted new ways of working throughout this extraordinary period. Many are thinking differently about how to meet families’ needs following a long period of shielding. Many of these innovations have the potential to continue in the long-term.
To ensure that best practice is shared across the sector, we want to showcase the best of these developments so that all of our members, including individual professionals, teams and organisations, can consider whether they could be adopted or adapted for their own services.
We are now inviting all of our members across the UK to share their service innovations using the form below. If you have multiple innovations you’d like to share, please complete the form separately for each one that you would like to let other members know about. We are only making the information we receive available to other Together for Short Lives members, who can view them here in our Member Knowledge Hub by clicking on the ‘COVID-19′ tag.
We would, however, really like to publish information about our members’ service innovations too. This would be to showcase the work you are doing more widely and to make the case for sustainable funding for all of our member organisations during this challenging time. If you give us permission to do this, please let us know in the final question.
We are also pleased to share a presentation from Libby Gold, Associate Nurse Director of Care at Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS), from our service innovation workshop in July. In the presentation Libby discusses how CHAS has adapted its service during the Covid-19 pandemic.