Local MP Craig Tracey has pledged to support the charity, Together for Short Lives’ call for children with life-limiting conditions – and their families – to have access to a range of children’s palliative care services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, when and where they need it.
Sadly, many children are unable to access the 24/7 palliative care they need because it is not commissioned in their area - or because there are not enough professionals with the skills, knowledge or experience needed to provide it.
North Warwickshire & Bedworth’s Member of Parliament Craig Tracey attended a Westminster reception event hosted by the UK’s leading children’s palliative care charity, Together for Short Lives.
Craig said, “I really valued having the chance to meet families and professionals who care for seriously ill children. I am a huge supporter of my local children’s palliative care service, and the vital support it gives children with life-limiting conditions. We have a fantastic local Charity called Zoe’s Place in Bedworth who care for such young children. I believe in ensuring children and families having access to 24/7 support including community children’s nursing, hospice and home and specialised services.”
Together for Short Lives wants all children with life-limiting conditions to have access to care around the clock, provided by professionals with the right skills and knowledge. Find out more about their work to achieve this at www.togetherforshortlives.org.uk or join the conversation using #carearoundtheclock.