Iris House Children’s Hospice

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At Iris House, we promise our families a quality care service, built on medical best practices. Our carers undergo two days of intensive theoretical training, followed by up to six weeks of practical training. Carers are police cleared and hold a level one first aid certificate, our senior carers hold a level three first-aid certificate. Our care service is available in the form of four-hour community based sits and hospice day and overnight sessions.

The community sits take place in the comfort of your own home. Our community carers will arrive at your home in uniform and equipped with a medical kit and appropriate toys, they would already have been briefed on your child’s needs and any relevant safety information. Each hour spent with your child will be accurately documented by the carer and left in your child’s home care file. To book a community carer please contact your care team manager during office hours Monday to Friday on 021 9101 578

Hospice Day / Overnight sessions take place on Mondays, Wednesday’s and Saturdays. Additional sessions are added during the school holidays. The weekday sessions are from 9 am till 4 pm and Saturday is from 9 am till 1 pm. All sessions at the hospice are overseen by our Registered Nurse, each child has his or her own carer. The hospice follows a structured play and stimulation program which includes our Imagination Station program, sensory room, equine therapy, outdoor play, arts and crafts, and massage.