Hummingbird House

Hummingbird House is Queensland’s only children’s hospice. We provide short break stays, family support services, creative therapies, and care at the end of life, for children with life-limiting conditions and their families.
Location
60 Curwen Terrace Chermside QLD 4032

Overview

We provide specialised paediatric palliative care services to babies, children and young people with a life-limiting condition, helping them make every moment precious when life is short. Since 2016, we have welcomed hundreds of families from right across Queensland into our warm embrace. Our vision is to be here for every eligible family that needs us.

Enjoying the sunshine at Hummingbird House

“We brought our little boy here and had the best care. All the staff are lovely and so caring. They went above and beyond to help with us. We appreciate this organisation and couldn’t recommend it enough, for families like us, especially during hard times.”

AJ

Our services

Understanding that each family is different, Hummingbird House has developed an innovative range of services to meet differing needs. Our services are not just for children with life-limiting conditions, but for the whole family including parents and siblings.

Hummingbird House Brisbane is a medically supported home away from home for Queensland families loving and caring for a child with a life-limiting condition. Our purpose-built, warm and welcoming space is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of professionals who offer  short break stays, crisis or symptom management staysfamily supportallied healthend of life and  after death care, and  grief and bereavement support (all links open in a new window). Hummingbird House Brisbane provides guests and families a place to come together, reconnect, and make memories to last a lifetime.

Hummingbird House @ Home provides care and support to families loving and caring for a child with a life-limiting condition – no matter where they live in Queensland. We believe that every family deserves choice about when, where and how we support them, and recognise that many families prefer to receive care in their home or community. Our developing service currently provides care in the community via  NDIS funding or charitable funding. The services provided by our multidisciplinary team of professionals include in-home care,  allied healthcrisis or symptom managementend of life and  after death care, and  grief and bereavement support (all links open in new window). These services are provided in-person or remotely via telehealth.

 

Hummingbird House recognises that family and community are fundamental to every family’s experience of caring for a child with a life-limiting condition, and that different families have access to different levels of support – with some experiencing severe disconnection, isolation and struggle. Our interdisciplinary team of therapists, community development workers and support staff work with families to increase their sense of connectedness and belonging – holding space for grief and joy in equal measure.

How to access

Hummingbird House accepts referrals from any health professional with a provider number, that is involved in your child’s care. Find out more here (link opens in new window). 

 

Get involved

Hummingbird House relies on the support from the wider community to continue the critical work that we do.  There are many ways to support us, including: 

  • Making a one-off tax-deductible donation
  • Gifting us through a bequest in your Will
  • Volunteering your skills to our various services
  • Holding a fundraiser through your work or within your community. 

Find out more on how you can support Hummingbird House here.

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Getting there

Location
60 Curwen Terrace Chermside QLD 4032
Opening hours 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday

Working together

Hummingbird House is a joint initiative of Hummingbird House Foundation and Wesley Mission Queensland. 
Visit the Hummingbird House website to find out more. (Link opens in new window).

Contact us today

Chat to us today about how Hummingbird House can support you and your family. And we can answer any questions you may have. Contact us online or call us between 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday on 3621 4364 and we will be happy to assist.