Demelza Hospice Care for Children
Demelza Hospice Care for Children is a vital part of health and social care support in our area: South East London, Kent and East Sussex.
Having developed over the last twenty years, the charity has published its plans for the period 2016-21.
The charity’s vision is for life to be better for children and young people who have life-threatening or life-limiting conditions; and for their parents, brothers and sisters, and those who love them, to receive support. They help families cope with the fear, challenges and complexities of having a seriously ill child - from diagnosis, during day to day family life, times of crisis and through bereavement.
Two main strategic aims for this period are:
1. To care for more babies, children and young people, and to continue to improve the quality and choice of specialist care and therapies available to families
2. To provide much more nursing and supporting care in the child or young person’s own home, while improving access to the facilities in the hospices.
Demelza thanks and is very grateful to St Mary’s Church for the support given. The board at the back of church shows the day to day activities and therapies which take place under the name of this charity – or see www.demelza.org.uk