The Paediatric Palliative Care (PPC) team provides specialist palliative care for infants, children and young people living with serious illness in both hospital and community settings.

The service operates Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm. Evening and weekend support is available only when previously negotiated.

Contact us: 021 823 424 (Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 5pm)

Dr Ross Drake - Clinical Lead/Paediatric Palliative Care Specialist
Dr Louise Webster - Child Psychiatrist/Service Clinical Director
Dr Emily Chang - Paediatric Palliative Care Specialist
Kate Hearley - Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist
Karyn Bycroft - Nurse Practitioner
Gemma Aburn - Nurse Specialist
Karen Barnett - Social Worker

Resources for Families

Palliative care information for families

Education Opportunities

Information about upcoming education for health professionals


How to refer to paediatric palliative care and the referral process

Advance Care Planning

Planning for crises and advance care planning

Transitioning to adult palliative care

Transitioning from paediatric to adult palliative care

Paediatric palliative care clinical guidelines

Clinical guidelines and care pathways for paediatric palliative care service delivery