3 DecWhat Butterfly Children’s Hospices have achieved so far
Over the last 10 years Butterfly Children’s Hospices have:
- Opened 2 Butterfly Homes in 2 locations, Changsha and Nanjing.
- Cared for over 214 children, 115 of whom received loving end of life care.
- 38 children survived and have been adopted into loving forever families, living fulfilling lives.
- Held four national conferences (Two in Changsha, and one each in Beijing and Shanghai) to promote the concept and understanding of children’s palliative care in China, make connections with leaders in the health and social care world and bring experts together to develop children’s palliative care (CPC).
- Translated medical resources and provided the first educational video in Chinese to help grow understanding of CPC.
- Given countless lectures at hospitals, universities, conferences and other events throughout China.
- Started a weekly nurse-led clinic for families at Hunan Provincial Children’s Hospital.
- Trained 10 Chinese nurses to give basic palliative care for children.
- Signed a MOU with a major children’s hospital to provide consultancy, training, education and research assisting staff to develop services for children’s palliative care.
- Successfully transitioned Butterfly Home in Nanjing to Chinese management, functioning completely independently of BCH, under the name Rainbow Home for Disabled Children.
- Successfully transitioned Butterfly Home in Changsha to Chinese management, functioning completely independently of BCH. This home is being run by Naomi and Emily, who have both worked in the Butterfly Home for the last eight years. We could not imagine a better duo to take over the management of the home. Stay tuned to our social media pages for a BIG reveal coming over the next few weeks, with their new name, logo and lots of exciting news from the home! They have received excellent guidance and training over the past number of years and they know and love the children and ayis. We know the future is bright for our children in their hands. BCH donated all equipment, resources, policies and procedures to both of these Chinese-run organisations.
The BCH team has received numerous awards and recognition in and outside of China, including co-founder Lynda Gould given honorary membership of the national China Care for Life Association and an MBE awarded by the Her Majesty Queen HRH Elizabeth ll in recognition of services to China.
BCH is proud to have worked with staff and volunteers in the Butterfly Home, from all across the world. The opening and successful transitioning of both of the Butterfly Homes would not have been possible without the support of the staff, volunteers, generous donors and corporate sponsors. We want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of these amazing people who have been part of our story so far.