11th EACH European Conference in Manchester October 17 – October 19 2012
Final Resolution

With reference to Article 3 of the Charter for Children in Hospital, the European Association for Children in Hospital (EACH) have found that there are significant discrepancies within member countries in how parents are assisted to support their sick child, either in hospital, any healthcare setting or in the home.

The member organisations of EACH resolve to call on their governments, health services, and relevant national agencies to put in place measures designed to fullfil the clauses of Article 3 of the Charter.

These measures include but are not limited to:

  • when caring for their child, either in hospital or at home, loss of income should not be incurred;
  • there must be no penalisation or discrimination within the workforce against parents of sick children;
  • parents should not incur additional costs:
    • when caring for their child in hospital or at home;
    • for overnight accommodation in hospital;
    • for the care of siblings;
    • through travel and/or any other costs (medical or non medical).

Resolved on October 20, 2012 by the EACH General Assembly held in Manchester where members from the following nations were present or representeted:

Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Japan.



to the General Assembly of the Members of EACH
to be held on Thursday, October 18, 2.00 p.m. and Saturday, October 20, 2012, 9.00 a.m.
at the Chancellors Conference Centre Manchester


Members present & apologies

  1. Minutes of the General Assembly held in 201 in Dublin
  2. Report 2011/12 by the Co-ordinator, Dr. Sylvie Rosenberg-Reiner
  3. Reports 2011/12 by EACH members on their work resp. their organisation and follow-up of Dublin-Resolution on Restraint
    Note: Each member association (whether present or apologized) is requested to submit a written report on their general activities since Dublin and planned activities in the future. The reports may also include information on meetings or congresses attended or on other interesting contacts since our last Conference.
    These reports are to be e-mailed to the office of Action for Sick Children () at the latest by October 1, 2012. They will be tabled in Manchester and entered on the Intranet.
    In order to give all members (or guests) an opportunity to present the most important aspects of their work, the speaking time is limited to a maximum of 4 minutes per member association resp. person. The verbal reports should therefore concentrate on one key activity since 2010 and/or one key activity planned for the next year.
  4. Result of international survey on paid leave regulations for parents of sick children
  5. Financial report for 2010/2011 and members' fees for 2012 and 2014
  6. Website report
  7. New members
  8. New officers
  9. Future activities of EACH
  10. Resolution of the 11th EACH European Conference Manchester
  11. Place and date of the next General Assembly - European Conference
  12. Any other business

Paris, September 18, 2012

Sincerely yours,
For the Co-ordinating Committee

Sylvie Rosenberg-Reiner, Co-ordinator