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Medical Category Definitions:

Category 1:

Children in this category are living with/suffering from a life shortening or degenerative illness/condition

Example Illnesses:

  • Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy
  • Relapsed Cancers
  • Pre-heart transplant

Category 2:

Children in this category are living with/suffering from a life threatening illness/condition

Example Illnesses:

  • Cancer
  • Post Liver Transplant
  • Brain Tumour
  • Cystic Fibrosis

Category 3:

Children in this category are living with/suffering from a potentially life limiting illness/condition

Example Illnesses:

  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Rett Syndrome

Category 4:

Children in this category are living with an illness/condition that has changed, resulting in a deterioration in their quality of life and that of their families

Example Illnesses:

  • Juvenile Arthritis with methotrexate
  • Brain injury