Just imagine what it must be like to know that your child may not live to see adulthood. Now think about having to cope with that emotion every day whilst trying to deal with the additional practical and financial pressures that would be placed on your family.
This is the reality that thousands of families have to face every year. Haven House Children’s Hospice knows how difficult it is to be told that your child has a life-limiting or life-threatening condition as we have provided care and support for such families since 2003.
We combine specialist nursing care for seriously ill children with help for the wider family, and deliver a sense of support and trust to ease the burden of care.
The services at Haven House include day care, overnight stays and end of life care for children whose needs are complex.
Nights can just be as busy as days at the hospice as many children need assistance feeding, breathing or managing their seizures. When children stay with us overnight, it gives their parents (and siblings) the opportunity to get a good night’s sleep and know that their child is being properly looked after. It costs £946 to provide one night of highly specialist clinical care and support for a life-limited child at the hospice. Please help us by donating today.
To find out more about us visit havenhouse.org.uk