Paediatric Hospice and Palliative Care-DEAN Foundation

DEAN Foundation



Paediatric Hospice and Palliative Care


Paediatric Project 

As part of DEAN Foundation's service, the care of terminally ill children resulted in being conferred the Elizabeth Kubler Ross award in 2003, by the Children's Hospice International, USA. In continuation with this effort, evolved the idea of a Paediatric Hospice. A Ward with 5 Beds on the second floor, in the Institute of Child Health and Hospital for Children in Egmore, Chennai, was handed over to DEAN Foundation, on the 12th of April 2010, by the order of the State Department of Health and Family Welfare. After renovating and furnishing the ward, the first patient was registered in the Paediatric Palliative Care Ward, on 15 July 2010, in the Tamil Nadu Government Health Care System. The hospital has a total bed capacity of 800 Beds.

This valuable space in one of Asia's premier institutes, run by DEAN Foundation, helps easy access, and the consultation of specialists from other disciplines. Seamless care is facilitated with a multi-disciplinary approach. Designated beds foster an appropriate centre of excellence and teaching, keeping Palliative Care in the 'mainstream'.


Children treated till 31 March 2023 

Age Group
0 - 3 years 698 523 1221
3 1/2 - 12 years 1374 916 2290 
13+ years 8 5 13
Total 2080 1444 3524