Nominated contact first name
Nominated contact surname
Hernik - Janiszewska
ul. Soltysowicka 58 Street, 51-168 Wroclaw
Brief description of organisation

Children's Hospice Foundation in Wroclaw is the home hospice for children at the Lower Silesia district, which means that our patients stay at home with their families, because home is the best and safest place for them.

Our hospice started its activity in 2002 as part of the Clinic of Bone Marrow Transplantation, Oncology and Paediatric Haematology of the Medical Academy in Wroclaw. In 2007, we transformed into a new, independent unit – the Children’s Hospice Foundation in Wroclaw. We became independent and expanded our existing team with a nurse, doctor, acquiring new equipment (mainly cars that we received from the Great Christmas Aid Orchestra) and we changed our work organization. All this allowed us to increase the number of visits we can make to our children from just a few to over 70 children in Wroclaw and Lower Silesia region. For several years, we have been supporting over 280 terminally ill children who do not yet require palliative care. At the moment, we support them on the social level, we rent equipment or provide rehabilitation, and we offer support to their parents and legal guardians during this difficult time. We have opened the Respite Home Hospice for 16 children.

Type of service offered
Clinical/medical services, Community palliative care services, Counselling/bereavement, Education, Family support, Help/Information/advice, Public awareness, Respite or hospice services, Therapy (eg speech and language therapy, physiotherapy)