Dedicated to providing support, respite and end of life care for
children and their families.
One of only three in Australia.
Bear Cottage is the only children’s hospice in New South Wales providing respite and end-of-life care for children with life-limiting conditions and their families. It is one of only three paediatric palliative care facilities in Australia, and the only one in the world directly affiliated with a children’s hospital.
The Play Therapy Program.
Hyundai Help for Kids proudly supports the Play Therapy Program at Bear Cottage. Having a child with a life-limiting condition can be incredibly isolating and impacts the whole family greatly in various ways. With in-house activities, outings and visiting specialists such as musicians, storytellers and the Clown Doctors, the Play Therapy Program aims to make the most of every single moment, to create lasting memories of joy and laughter.
Child Life Therapist.
Child Life Therapists at Bear Cottage understand how important the power of therapeutic play can be, so they plan and prepare a range of developmentally appropriate, play-based activities and recreational experiences for children and families. These opportunities can alleviate some of the stress on families and allows them time to be together, creating cherished memories that will last a lifetime.
Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation
We have partnered with Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation to help improve children’s health locally and globally since 2014.
Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation is one of the largest and most trusted children’s charities in the country, existing to provide children with access to the best possible healthcare, whenever and wherever it is needed. A conduit, an enabler and a mechanism for powerful change, the Foundation directs funds towards the front line of children’s healthcare, raising money for a collective of two major children’s hospitals, research and specialised care services.
Hyundai Help for Kids is proud to dedicate its support to Kids Research’s EPIC Lab and Bear Cottage. Our support continues to make a difference today, while also shaping the future of children’s health.