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Young Persons Family Fund: terms and conditions

Published: 21 Dec 2021

The Young Patients Family Fund will help to offset the cost of travelling to and from hospital during a young inpatient's (up to age 18) stay in hospital and the subsistence required to allow claimants to spend time to support the health and wellbeing of the child or young person.

Young Persons Family Fund: terms and conditions
9. Exceptional Circumstances

9. Exceptional Circumstances

9.1 Twins and multiples

In the case of twins or multiples in neonatal or paediatric care, where they are located in the same hospital, claimants are eligible to make one claim per day under the same conditions as a single baby, child or young person. The claim form should be completed with both babies', children's or young person's details and signed by hospital staff.

If twins or multiples are located within different hospitals then one claim may be made per baby, child or young person and a form should be completed and signed by each unit/ward for each baby's, child's or young person's care.

9.2 Bereavement

If a young inpatient dies prior to discharge, you will still be able to claim for expenses incurred during the time you spent with them. You will not be able to claim for any expenses incurred after the young inpatient has been moved to the mortuary, funeral directors or to the family home.