Bear Cottage Children’s Hospice

Bear Cottage is the only children’s hospice in NSW, one of only two in Australia, and the only one in the world affiliated with a children’s hospital.

We provide support, respite and end of life care for children with terminal illness and their families. Bear Cottage is located on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, in Manly.  Our vision is to be as far removed from a hospital environment as possible. Staff don’t wear uniforms, no medical procedures are carried out in the bedrooms, and children’s rooms are designed to look like a normal bedroom. This ‘home away from home’ is complete with a pet dog, Frankie, who is always around to provide some extra comfort. That said, Bear Cottage is set up to provide excellence in paediatric medical care 24-hours a day, and our affiliation to Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network means we have access to some of the best medical resources in the world.  Bear Cottage relies heavily on corporate and community donations to maintain our services.

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