Terminal Illness: Our Links With Palliative Care

We work closely with hospitals and Macmillan nurses to support children when there is a terminally ill parent.

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Alice’s story

Read Alice’s story

“As a Specialist Palliative Care Nurse, I visit individuals and their families to support them at the end of life and occasionally there are children in the home. It is essential these children receive specialist support when they are dealing with the loss of a parent or other close family member.

At this point I would refer them to Stars, knowing they will receive the care and attention they deserve, in a timely manner. This not only gives the child appropriate guidance but offers reassurance to the parent who is dying; leaving them with peace of mind, knowing that someone is looking out for their family.
Thank you Stars, you make such a difference.”

Wendy Dewey Community Palliative Care Nurse, Woodlands Centre, Hinchingbrooke Hospital.

Support for young people in Cambridgeshire facing grief and dealing with loss,