GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Some much-needed relief for Triad families who needed immediate help.
This week Cone Health has announced a new partnership to provide services for children with serious illnesses that can't be met through standard doctor's visits.
"I'm so thankful," explains Danie Ermentrout.
Back in November, Ermentrout talked to WFMY News 2. She was one of 21 families who were going to be discharged from the Kids Path program through Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro. Her 5-year-old daughter Moira had a special nurse through Kids Path for most of her life to help with her rare form of cerebral palsy. It's something her family depended on.
A spokesperson for HPCG told WFMY News 2 they were suspending home care services. They told clients their home care services would end November 30, 2017.
Ermentrout says they were only given a few weeks notice, which was not enough time to find a replacement for the same quality of care.
"Really any day can be an emergency," Ermentrout explains. "So, to not have something in place - where we know if this happens call this person, if this happens go here - that's a really serious problem."
Under Cone Health's new plan, families will have a team of nurses and doctors ready to handle and problems these families might have 24/7. For Ermentrout, that puts her mind at peace, knowing her daughter will have the care she needs.
"Having the plan in place now means a lot of security for my family," she says.
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