INDIRA PAEDIATRIC CARE

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Keeping families with sick children together and close to the care and resources they need.

Many families travel far from home and spend several weeks or months to get treatment for their sick children. Through this project a place is provided for families, to call home, so they can stay close to their hospitalised child at no cost. Apart from accommodation the proposed project also envisages the building of Sri Lanka’s first Children’s Palliative Care Centre.

WHO’s definition for palliative care for children represents a special, but closely related field to adult palliative care. Palliative care for children is the active total care of the child’s body, mind and spirit, and also involves giving support to the family. It begins when illness is diagnosed, and continues regardless of whether or not a child receives treatment directed at the disease.

This project is still at the inception and planning stage.