The Warsaw Hospice for Children Foundation

The Warsaw Hospice for Children Foundation

The Warsaw Hospice for Children Foundation provides palliative care for incurably sick children and their families at their homes. We are public benefit organization. Our team works in Warsaw and in nearby area (up to 100 km from the city).


Our team includes:
- 4 doctors
- 11 nurses
- 2 social Wolkers
- psychologist
- chaplain
- physiotherapist
- volunteers
Hospice is on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The hospice care is free of charge.
We offer bereavement support to the families after the loss of their children.
The Warsaw Hospice for Children Foundation operates through generosity of individuals, institutions and companies.

Statutory objectives:

1. Gratuitous support and provision of palliative care for children, adolescents and young adults with life-limiting conditions and their families.
2. Gratuitous bereavement support for the families of children, adolescents and young adults.
3. Gratuitous development and implementation of the model of palliative home care for children, adolescents and young adults in Poland and abroad.


Individual training in pediatric palliative home care
The Warsaw Hospice for Children Foundation offers a month training in pediatric palliative home care for health care professionals (physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers and chaplains) who are employed in institutions providing palliative care for children with life-limiting conditions or want to start new home care programs. We would like to receive an official letter from the employer with a statement that the candidate will be employed after the training.

The trainees must speak either English, Russian or Polish.

The program consists of 2 clinical meetings daily at 8:00 and 15:00, and home visits with our staff (usually 2 daily) between the meetings. Moreover, a meeting of the bereavement support group for parents once per week (Thursday or Saturday at 17:30). Seeing patients with our nurses during weekends is optional.

We offer access to the hospice library (books, journals, videos etc.)

We do not charge for the training. We offer a small room in our hostel with access to the kitchen (also free of charge). Unfortunately, we neither provide scholarships nor reimbursement of travel costs, health insurance, visa etc.

If you need more information please contact Agnieszka Chmiel-Baranowska
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