About Us

The Children and Young People Palliative Care website has been developed by The All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC) with a number of collaborators to act as a gateway to information about children and young people’s palliative care on the island of Ireland.

It is aimed primarily at assisting parents, guardians, carers and the wider public in understanding what children’s palliative care is and seeks to help filter the wide range of information available on the internet.

There was a recognised need from within the palliative care community, both in the Republic of Ireland and in Northern Ireland, for a dedicated children’s palliative care website to provide general information about children’s palliative care and a central point that parents, carers and the general public can use to access specific information, such as services offered by organisations. This access is provided via links and downloadable documents. 

Throughout the website you will see a number of photos, stories and quotes. All of these are of real children and parents who are or have availed of palliative care services in Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland. We would like to especially thank them for allowing us to share their photos and experiences with the wider public. 

This website is part funded by the International Charity Bazaar (ICB), the Diplomatic Corps in Dublin's voluntary fundraising organisation, and the All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC). The AIIHPC is funded by a consortium of funders led by The Atlantic Philanthropies, with additional funding from the Health Research Board, Irish Cancer Society, Irish Hospice Foundation and The Public Health Agency. AIIHPC's 17 consortium members also contribute funding, for further information see the Institute website