HIDDEN COSTS

Share your experience with Children in Hospital (CIH)

Children in Hospital (CIH) is the national organisation which advocates for the rights and welfare of children in hospital and their families. Our Hidden Costs campaign is calling on the Government to establish a new payment to assist parents and carers in meeting the non-medical financial costs associated with prolonged and/or repeated hospitalisation of a child.

As part of this campaign, CIH want to shine a light on the experiences of people dealing with these non-medical financial costs.

Are you a parent, a carer or a sibling of a child in hospital? Are you a young adult with experience of hospitalisation as a child? Do you work in children’s health or social care? Talk to us about the non-medical financial costs and how it impacted upon you and those around you.

“You’re doing everything to get them sorted out medically…the difficult thing to manage is making sure we have the money day-to-day to look after all the other costs we have when we’re up at the hospital” – Comment from a parent with a child in hospital.

Share your experience with CIH to support our campaign for change.

What happens after I share my experience?

  • Hearing about your experience will inform and support our campaign for change.
  • If you provided information anonymously, we may use the information for communications material to support our campaign.
  • If you consent to being contacted (see below), we may follow-up with you to discuss you experience further and develop further communications material.
  • If you consent to being contacted (see below), we may follow-up with you to discuss supporting Children in Hospital’s advocacy work through our parents or youth forum.

Share your experience with CIH to support our campaign for change.

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