We realise this is a very difficult time for everyone, but we want you to know that at Claire House great efforts are being made to keep the children we care for safe and out of hospital. Working alongside our colleagues in the NHS, we have an important role to play.
For a full update from Claire House please visit – Coronavirus Update
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Shielding Letter from Susie Holt
Please read this letter from our Palliative Care Consultant, Susie Holt.
Our Director of Clinical Services, Jan Sutherland-Oakes, has been sharing important announcements on the Claire House Parents Facebook.
Please see below her latest posts:
Update from Together for Short Lives
On 4 April at 10:21, Jan shared an important update from Together for Short Lives:
Please see this urgent message from Together for Short Lives. We know we have all been told to stay home, but If you have concerns about your child’s health, PLEASE do seek medical help asap. Contact your local children’s ward if you have direct access or take them to A&E if you are really worried about them.
Together for Short Lives post on 3 April at 17:06
We know that everyone is trying to do the right thing by staying at home during the coronavirus crisis. But we are very worried parents caring for children with… life-limiting conditions might be too frightened to seek urgent medical help.
Please trust your own judgement and don’t delay if your child needs help.
You know your child better than anyone else, and if you think your child is unwell or deteriorating you must seek medical help. Doctors will want to make sure that your child is treated before their condition deteriorates. Contact your GP & don’t be afraid to use A&E when you need it.
Please share this post with other families caring for seriously ill children today. Read more.
Jan has also shared on 2 April at 9:23 Claire House’s Service Provision as of 23rd March.
Please visit this link – Service Provision Update – for the full details.
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