Ty Hafan


how we care

Tŷ Hafan offers specialist palliative care, comfort and support to life-limited children who have a wide range of conditions.
These conditions commonly fall into the following groups:

Group 1 

Life-threatening conditions for which curative treatment may be feasible but can fail, and where access to palliative care services may be necessary when treatment fails. Children in long-term remission or following successful curative treatment are not included.

Examples: cancer, irreversible organ failure of the heart, kidney or liver

Group 2 

Conditions where premature death is inevitable, and where there may be long periods of intensive treatment aimed at prolonging life and allowing participation in normal activities.

Examples: cystic fibrosis, duchenne muscular dystrophy

Group 3 

Progressive conditions without curative treatment options, and where treatment is exclusively palliative and may commonly extend over many years.

Examples: Batten disease, mucopolysaccharidoses

Group 4 

Irreversible but non-progressive conditions causing severe disability, leading to susceptibility to health complications and likelihood of premature death.

Examples: severe cerebral palsy, multiple disabilities such as those caused by a brain or spinal cord injury

Here to help

If you have a query about our referral criteria, or any other question, please don’t hesitate to call us on 029 2053 2200 or email care@tyhafan.org


support for professionals

Our aim is to work with all professionals who support a life-limited children to make sure the child and their family receive the best specialist palliative care and support available.