Providing palliative, respite and end-of-life care to babies and infants suffering from life-limiting or life-threatening conditions, Zoë’s Place cares and supports not only for the baby, but for the whole family also.
The 6-bed hospice is the only one in the UK that caters specifically for babies, with the age range of birth to 5 years of age. The support that is provided is invaluable to the families, with the majority of them getting the only 2 nights a month whereby they can have a proper night’s sleep.
Each family that receives respite care is given an organised and tailored care package. The needs of the child and the carers are assessed and the support they require is allocated to the family. During their stay, the baby is cared for by a Registered Nurse & Senior Care Assistant, and additional services are available from our Play Leader, Art Therapist & Physiotherapist. This is all to ensure that every baby has the opportunity to make memories that will last. An important philosophy that the hospice follows is that “every life is precious, no matter how long it lasts”.
The hospice creates a family community, making it easy as possible for everyone involved, providing things such as counselling sessions, sibling support, activity days and much much more. Zoë’s Place works as part of a multidisciplinary team, alongside a GP and palliative care consultant so that we can provide ongoing support to our families 24 hours a day. Anyone who loses a child (under the age of 6) has access to our bereavement services. The child can be brought to rest in our Snowdrop suite and the family can stay too, right up until the funeral.
Each year, the financial requirements of the Hospice increase, and they currently need to raise approximately £1,600,000 per annum. Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice are extremely thankful to everyone who has already shown their support and help and hope that you are able to continue your support as they move forward, endeavouring to improve their facilities and help even more families.
If you would like to find out more information about Zoë’s Place and how they help so many more families around Liverpool and beyond, visit their website www.zoes-place.org.uk/liverpool