The Kaleidoscope team is delivered by the Specialist Nurse for Children with life limiting or life threatening conditions, palliative care nurse and the Community Play Specialists, in partnership with the Children's Community Nursing Team, tertiary hospitals, Symptom Care Team at Great Ormond Street Hospital and Kaleidoscope Team (formerly Home Care Support Team).
Kaleidoscope aims to provide a unique and dynamic service for children with life limiting or life threatening conditions. This is achieved by working in in conjunction with other services to ensure that the holistic needs of the children and their families are met.
This specialist team along with the Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) including the paediatric dietician, physiotherapist, Social Services, education, and Children's and Young Persons occupational therapist ensure that the child and family's needs are managed within the community setting.
End of Life care for children in CLCH is delivered against the Core Care Pathway for Children with life limiting and life-threatening conditions, which is divided into three stages, comprising of six standards which specify the level and quality of care that every family should expect. 24 hour on call service may be provided to allow the child or young person to die at home if this is their wish.