Children with Life-Limiting Conditions

Last week I was invited to speak to a group of health professionals who do the amazing job of looking after babies on Neonatal Units across the north west. My topic was ‘nutrition in paediatric palliative care’ – not everyone’s favourite subject but something that does require careful thought and understanding.

In my research for the presentation, I discovered that there are over 49,000 children in the UK living with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition. A recent survey found that 35% of us know someone who has or has had a child with a life-limiting condition.

The charity “Together for Short Lives” is an incredible charity that provides information and support for children, parents, families and health professionals. If you’re interested, I really recommend taking a look at their website (or even getting involved with some of their fundraising activities)…

Hayley Kuter

Paediatric Dietitian

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