Barretstown will look after the physical and emotional well-being of an ill child by creating a carefree and safe, medically supported environment where they can make new friends, share experiences – and continue their treatment if they need to.
The Barretstown programme is endorsed by leading medical professionals and has become internationally recognised as having a profound and positive impact on the lives of children with serious illness.
“As patients are diagnosed their belief in life, world, self and mortality takes a knock and self-belief is a vital component of the treatment and recovery process. Barretstown empowers these children to regain confidence and restore some normality in their lives.”
– Dr. Michael Capra, Consultant Paediatric Oncologist, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin