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Family Support (Children's Services)

The Family Support Service aims to offer practical and emotional support to families whose children are patients of the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital..

A child's illness and admission to hospital will often place great strain on families as they struggle to deal with their fears, anxieties and the actual practicalities of keeping family life together. By focusing on the needs of each individual family that come into contact with us, we hope to offer a service that is flexible, open, accessible, non judgemental and is responsive to the changing situations that families experience.

Sadly, some children do not recover and the service is there to provide an invaluable empathic service to families at a time of extreme distress and sadness. We offer specialist advice around post mortems, retention of tissues, the role of the coroner, help plan funerals and support families as they try to deal with all the practical and emotional aspects of their child's death, both in the immediate situation and in the days and weeks to come.

Contact Us

We are based at:
Family Support Centre
Royal Manchester Children's Hospital
Oxford Road
M13 9WL

Tel. 0161 701 8700