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Matthew and his younger brother, who lives with Prader-Willi syndrome

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ICPCN is seeking an Education Consultant based in South Africa

The International Children’s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN) is a global network of organisations and individuals working in the field of hospice and palliative care for children. We advocate for children’s palliative care to be acknowledged and respected as a unique discipline within health care systems and provided by suitably trained and qualified people to all […]


MBE for Lyn Gould, co-founder and CEO of Butterfly Children’s Hospices

  Co-Founder of Butterfly Children’s Hospices, China & ICPCN Board Member, Lyn Gould, receives an MBE for her services to the provision of palliative care to babies and infants in China. An MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) is an award given by the Queen to an individual for outstanding […]


3rd Greek Symposium on Pediatric Palliative Care to take place on 17 December

The 3rd Greek symposium on pediatric palliative care, entitled: PEDIATRIC PALLIATIVE CARE: The right to quality of life is set to take place on 17 December 2016 at the Electra Palace Hotel in Athens. The symposium is organised y the Greek Society for Pediatric Palliative Care, Together for CHildren and Merimna SOciety for the Care of […]


Invitation to take part in a study on peer support

You are invited to take part in a study on peer support (parent-to-parent) in a neonatal context/setting.  Please read this information before you decide if you would like to take part, and contact us (details provided below) if you would like any further information. Aim/Purpose of study:  We are conducting an international study into neonatal peer […]