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Demelza Hospice Care for Children

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Demelza Hospice Care for Children offers hospice services to Children and Young People with life limiting and life threatening conditions and support for their families throughout Kent, East Sussex and South East London.

Our aim is to make the most of every moment that the child or young person spends at Demelza.

Demelza has 2 hospices in the South East, with a 6 bedded hospice in Eltham, South East London and 8 bedded hospice in Sittingbourne Kent. Demelza also has a Community Team in East Sussex and parts of South West Kent, which complements the care offered at the hospices but is delivered in the family home.

We are currently in the process of expanding our Sittingbourne facilities and are undergoing building works to add an additional 2 bedrooms and a hydrotherapy centre. To find out more about our Capital Appeal and the new facilities, please visit our Capital Appeal website,

We are currently looking for Children’s Palliative Care Nurses to join our Team, please visit our website for more information,

‘Since working at Demelza I have had the opportunity to develop and expand upon my clinical skills, to greatly improve my knowledge of conditions I had never come across before and I can continue to use my mentorship skills supporting the many students who access Demelza.
Most importantly, my understanding of the impact of sharing the life of a child with complex health needs has increased considerably. It brings a whole new meaning to the concept of ‘family centred care’. I am proud to be part of an organisation delivering care that can really make a difference.’ ~ Jacqui Chiswell, Demelza Nurse and Former NHS Ward Sister

Demelza provides care and support based on the individual needs of the child/young person with individual care plans reflecting the changing needs of the child/young person and will embrace the needs of the family as a whole.

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