This year we are celebrating 20 incredible years of Tŷ Hafan and thanks to your support, we have achieved some amazing things. We have launched innovative treatment programs, developed a ground-breaking transitional project and now for the first time, Tŷ Hafan nurses are delivering care in the home through our new community nurses. And a donation from you today will help ensure our nurses are ready for the next generation of Tŷ Hafan children.
Our nurses respond to the needs of each and every Tŷ Hafan child and so our clinical care has evolved considerably. Our nurses have introduced new clinical procedures and our symptom control and management techniques have become more specialised. Tŷ Hafan nurses are symptom management experts, giving families who bring their children to Tŷ Hafan peace of mind. Parents can be safe in the knowledge that their child is going to be comfortable and cared for by our highly trained team.
This year signals new and exciting developments in Tŷ Hafan nursing as we debut two pilot projects that aim to expand Tŷ Hafan’s reach. We are proud to be opening Tŷ Hafan’s doors as we train a new group of nurses, alongside other professionals in the delivery of quality paediatric palliative care. Our new short course, developed in collaboration with Cardiff University, will be aiding the professional development of nurses who have decided to expand their experience into palliative care.
We are also delighted to now have our very first nurse in the community, supporting health boards in delivering quality symptom control and pain management to children in their homes. For many life-limited families, home care is incredibly difficult and they may be not be able to or not want to come to the hospice but with the help of our community nurse, we can make children feel comfortable and relaxed in their own homes, something that may not have been possible before.
For the first time the warmth and professionalism of Tŷ Hafan care is coming out of the hospice and into the community, making life-limited children more comfortable in their own homes and giving them another option for their care, giving them choice.
Your support will ensure that Tŷ Hafan is there for the next 20 years, providing care to life- limited children across Wales wherever needed.