Paediatric Nurse Consultants

NHS Scotland has appointed 4 Nurse Consultants in Palliative Care for Children and Young People to raise the profile of and lead and develop innovative and expert practice in the delivery of Children's Palliative Care in Scotland.  Each post holder has local, regional and national remits within the specialist area and are hosted within the 4 paediatric centres in Scotland:

  • Royal Aberdeen Childrens Hospital
  • Perth Royal Infirmary
  • Royal Hospital for Sick Children (Yorkhill), Glasgow
  • Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh

The four main work streams within the paediatric palliative care agenda are:

  • symptom control and end of life care
  • complex care
  • transition
  • discharge planning

Last Reviewed: 01/06/2011