An innovative palliative care programme is changing and saving children’s lives in China

20140620-01Butterfly Children’s Hospices began changing the lives of abandoned, sick children in China in an innovative programme begun by Lyn and Alan Gould in 2006. Working closely with local welfare centres they are slowly changing attitudes along with cultural practices and policy in the regions in which their two hospices operate.

In a follow up story to last week’s article on sick babies being abandoned by their families in China, ehospice spoke to Katie Hill, Head Nurse at the Butterfly Children’s Hospices in China. Katie describes how they are not only working closely with the Chinese welfare authorities to provide palliative care for the sickest of these babies but also arranging life-saving treatment and surgery…read more

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