Project Description

Hummingbird House, Brisbane

At any given time, nearly 5,000 Queensland families are living with, loving, and caring for supporting a child or teenager with a life-limiting condition—defined as a condition where a child is not expected to reach 18 years of age. The emotional, physical and financial struggle for these families can be immense. And the opportunity to stay connected—to their partners, other children, family and friends—almost impossible, as they navigate their new role of 24-7 carer. Hummingbird House is Queensland’s only children’s hospice, and one of only three children’s hospices in Australia. We provide a warm and welcoming medically supported home away from home for these families, which can encompass short break stays, family support services, creative and physical therapies, and when the time comes—end of life and after death care. Hummingbird House is a place where kids can be kids, families can reconnect, and precious memories can be created.