No End-of-Life facility

“Some Paediatric Academic Health Science centres(PAHSC) (e.g. Boston Children’s Hospital) have recently built a palliative care facility for end-of-life care, where the dying patient is cared for by the family in a ‘home-like setting  but within the PAHSC ‘.  SickKids does not have the capacity at present for such a unit but if building a new hospital, this facility would be incorporated.”

Hugh O’Brodovich, the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Toronto, quoted in the RKW Report, Part 2C. p178.

The new Melbourne Children’s Hospital has such a ‘home from home’ facility for those who wish to use it. None is planned for the National Paediatric Hospital at St. James’s Hospital.