Chestnut Tree House is the children’s hospice for Sussex and South East Hampshire. They provide specialist palliative care and support to babies, children and young people with progressive life-shortening conditions and support for their families.
They offer a range of services which include pain control, symptom relief, skilled nursing care, counselling, spiritual care, physiotherapy, and bereavement support for families and relatives. They also have some fantastic facilities at the hospice, including a hydrotherapy pool, music room, cinema room, multi-sensory room and specially adapted computer equipment.
A respite stay at Chestnut Tree House not only provides palliative and physical care for the child, but also gives family members the opportunity to benefit from a break from care at home for a short while. If the family wishes to, they may stay at Chestnut Tree House in one of their specially equipped family rooms so that they may be close to their child, but at the same time allowing the nursing team to undertake the daily care. Being able to provide this facility is particularly important when a child is admitted to the hospice for end of life care. They also have a Community Team who provide care in the comfort of families’ own homes.
Families are never charged for the care they receive. It costs well over £3.5 million each year to provide all the care services both at the hospice and out in the community and less than 7% of their funding comes from central government. For the rest they rely on the generosity of the people of Sussex and fundraising events like the Brighton Half Marathon.
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