At Hannah’s House, we want to make every moment count for children with complex health needs. We provide dedicated paediatric support for children and young people, from birth to 18 years, who face life-limiting conditions. In Western Australia, approximately 2,500 young lives are touched by these challenges.
What do we mean by 'complex health needs'?
A complex health need involves multiple and often interrelated health issues, requiring a high level of specialised care and expertise. These conditions typically go beyond the scope of routine medical care and may necessitate comprehensive and ongoing support. The characteristics of complex health needs may include (but are not limited to):
- Neurological and Respiratory Conditions
- Global Development Delay
- Acquired Brain Injury
- Rare or Life-Limiting Conditions
The staff at Hannah’s House are specifically trained to address the complex health needs associated with these conditions. This includes expertise in:
- Tracheostomy and Respiratory Care
- Seizure Management
- Nutritional Feeding
- Other Medical Needs: These may encompass a wide range of medical interventions and care procedures tailored to the specific needs of each child.
Does this sound like your child? Talk to us about how we can support your family.
What if my child doesn’t have NDIS funding?
If your child has been diagnosed with a life-limiting or other condition that causes complex daily care needs or necessitates palliative care, Hannah’s House may be able to provide you with fee-free respite care packages thanks to our generous supporters in the community like Telethon, Mineral Resources and WA Charity Direct.
What is a life-limiting condition?
At Hannah’s House we often work with families with children with life-limiting conditions which means a condition with no foreseeable cure, often leading to a child’s passing before adulthood.
These conditions encompass a wide array of rare disorders and health issues, including genetic or congenital disorders, neurological disorders, cancers, respiratory and gastrointestinal disorders, cardiovascular issues, metabolic disorders, renal diseases, and immunological disorders.