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Forgotten families: Families feel more isolated than ever under lockdown

Date Posted
25 June, 2020

Covid 19 has made an already difficult, isolating situation considerably harder. Our new study, launched in Children’s Hospice Week, in collaboration with Martin House Research Centre and the University of Southampton reveals that most families caring for a child with...

EACH continues to go above & beyond in the Covid-19 Pandemic

Date Posted
23 June, 2020
Author
Tracy Rennie, Acting EACH Chief Executive

One of the first things to strike me during a recent visit to The Nook was how everybody was working in a completely different way, but with huge confidence and as though they’d always been doing it. I guess our...

This is… Becca

Date Posted
23 June, 2020
Author
Becca Torricelli

Becca is 21 and was one of the first people to receive care and support from Chestnut Tree House when the hospice first opened in 2003. “In a world that is full of obstacles and uncertainty, it is rare but...

“I watched through a window as my daughter left in an ambulance”

Date Posted
23 June, 2020
Author
Donna Edge

My family and I got back from a break to Centre Parcs and there was a message to say Mary's school had been closed due to suspected Covid-19. Mary’s Consultant confirmed she would need shielding after a prolonged seizure which...

This is…Alison: Living and dying before and during the Covid-19 Crisis

Date Posted
23 June, 2020
Author
Alison Watson, Senior Registered Nurse, Demelza Hospice Care for Children

Throughout the Coronavirus pandemic children’s hospices have been going above and beyond providing lifeline support to some of the UK’s most vulnerable and isolated children in the toughest of circumstances. And they are finding new ways to connect and support...

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