Table 3

Type of life-limiting condition

Type of life-limiting conditionDiagnosisNumber of children
Incurable—irreversible, deterioratingNeurological disorder, neuromuscular disorder, cardiac abnormality, metabolic disease, chromosomal abnormality, muscle disorder10
Potentially curable—curative treatment failed and/or discontinuedCancer (neuroblastoma, neurofibrosarcoma)6
Severe disability—medically vulnerableSpina bifida, brain damage, cerebral palsy5