Starship Long Term Ventilation Pathway

Welcome to the Starship Life Support Long Term Ventilation (LTV) Pathway

Having a child on home ventilation has many implications for your family. You will be pleased and relieved that your child can breathe and is working towards getting home from hospital. However, you may experience grief brought about as a result of change in lifestyle, restrictions or even changes in the dreams and goals you held for your child.

Some people can feel overwhelmed by the things they will need to learn, however you have a healthcare team to help and support you. We understand that this is a big responsibility. It is important that you understand and feel happy about providing all aspects of care for your child before you leave the hospital.

Here are some resources we have created for our families: