Erfurt / Olpe - The hundredth outpatient child and youth hospice service in Germany has started its work in Erfurt. The (Olpe / NRW) and the diocese of Erfurt run it together.
The service offers families with children and young people support in their everyday lives. Trained volunteers drive to your home in the Erfurt area and support you on your way through life. This can happen from the diagnosis and beyond the death of the children.
There are currently around 22,000 people in Germany Children with life-shortening disease, 1,500 of them die every year. “100 offers in Germany are milestone for children's hospice work, but we are still long way from the end of the development,” said Martin Webers, Managing Director of Malteser in Erfurt. The 100 services currently support more than 3,000 sick children, adolescents and their families.
“In recent years, it has been shown that families with child or adolescent with life-shortening illness urgently need outpatient support at home Marcel Globisch, head of outpatient children's hospice work at the German Children's Hospice Association, describes the development.