CHAS partnership with NHS Lothian enhances neonatal care and family support
Sue Hogg, Director of Children and Families at CHAS, talks about our partnership with NHS Lothian to enhance neonatal care and family support.
CHAS has been working with colleagues at NHS Lothian since 2014 to enhance the neonatal palliative care and the support that families receive at the Simpson's Centre for Reproductive Health in Edinburgh. A new report on this collaborative approach demonstrates that families and staff truly value the very specialised support that CHAS can offer.
New consultant post in paediatric palliative medicine
Scotland is leading the way in developing national datasets about children with life-shortening conditions, with two ground-breaking national studies about how many children are affected and where they live.
Most children who die young in Scotland die in hospital, and CHAS wants to be there for all of them. This ambition has led to CHAS working in partnership with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde to develop a new team at the Glasgow Children's Hospital - the Supportive and Palliative Care Team.
The team will be a first for Scotland, and bring together dedicated nursing and medical staff to provide the best possible support for children who need palliative care at the hospital. The team will be funded by CHAS, and employed by the NHS.