Who we are
At Hannah’s House, we want you to know that we’re more than just a care provider; we’re your partners every step of the way.
Our team is comprised of dedicated caregivers and healthcare professionals, driven by the belief that your child, no matter their needs, deserves the very best. We’re here to ensure their well-being, bringing them care, comfort, and joy.
With a focus on your child’s physical, mental, and social needs, we’re dedicated to helping them thrive. Our specialised services, compassionate approach, and highly trained staff are here to support your family in every possible way.
Hannah’s House finds its inspiration in the remarkable life of Hannah Watson, born in 1991 and lovingly remembered after her passing in 2010. Hannah faced the challenges of Opitz Trigonocephaly, a rare syndrome, which brought profound intellectual and physical difficulties alongside complex medical conditions. Her daily life involved challenges in swallowing, mobility, communication, and emotional expression, necessitating round-the-clock nursing care.
During a visit to Francis House in the UK in 1996, the Watson family experienced an extraordinary transformation. The warm and welcoming atmosphere, along with the compassionate care provided to children like Hannah, inspired Hannah’s parents Jacky Vigurs and Martin Watson to create a care service with a similar spirit of hope and support. Today, this spirit thrives in Hannah’s House’s in-home support services, designed to be a beacon of compassion and care for families facing similar challenges.
To provide care, comfort and joy to every child with life-limiting or complex conditions, and their family.
At Hannah’s House we are welcoming, compassionate and we value expertise.
At Hannah’s House, We believe in collaborative paediatric palliative care where children and families are supported through an interconnected ecosystem of core providers who have shared knowledge, goals and care plans for the child.
We see Hannah’s House as part of a multidisciplinary care approach that would allow the child or young person to move seamlessly between Hospital → Home → Hospice and be well supported within the community.
It is essential for families that their child has continuity of care as they progress from diagnosis to treatment and recovery; live with their condition; or, sadly, require palliative and end-of-life care.
Hannah’s House acknowledges the Whadjuk people of the Noongar nation as the traditional custodians of the lands and waterways on which we work, and we pay respect to their Elders past and present, and to all First Nations people and communities.
We welcome and celebrate all members of the LGBTQIA+ communities and are committed to building a diverse and inclusive environment.
We are a registered NDIS Provider and diligently apply ourselves to the NDIS Code of Conduct to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all people with disability.
We are a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) and registered charity with the Australian Charities and No-For-Profit Commission (ACNC). We have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status meaning all donations made to Hannah’s House of $2 and over are tax deductible.