Palliative Care

The Paediatric Palliative Care team is a multidisciplinary team that provides advice and management on symptom control and the care of patients at a time when their disease is no longer responsive to curative treatment.

The team provides expertise in controlling medical and psychological symptoms and provides assistance with some of the associated social and spiritual problems at this time. The support offered by the team will vary according to the needs of each child and family and the team understand those needs can change with time and the nature of the child’s illness.

For more information please contact Dr Susan Trethewie (02) 9382 0030 or susan.trethewie@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au

We also have a bereavement support service supporting families who have sadly lost a child, which works closely with local services.  For more information contact Vera Russell, Bereavement Counsellor (02) 9382 1726 or vera.russell@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au