Bear Cottage has a vision to be as far removed from a hospital environment as possible. It is set up to provide excellence in paediatric palliative care 24 hours a day, and its affiliation to The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network means it has access to some of the best medical resources in the world. It provides support, respite and end-of-life care for children with life-threatening conditions and their familites, in a warm homelike environment.