The Donna Louise Children's Hospice Trust provides a range of specialist care and support services for children with a shortened life expectancy and their families. We provide this care and support from our purpose-built hospice in Stoke-on-Trent as well as in the family's own home.
We provide care for children between the ages of 0 -19 years from Staffordshire and South Cheshire.
We support children and their families with the challenges that having a life-threatening condition can often bring. Services may be provided in the family home or the hospice or a combination of both depending on the family's and child's preference.
The range of services include...
• Day care in the family home or hospice, or both
• Overnight stays at Treetops
• Community support
• 24 hour telephone support and advice
• Counselling and emotional support
• End of life care in the family home or the hospice depending on family preference
• Specialist play and music activities
• Regular Youth Club activities
• Parents and Carers Support Group
• Sibling activities and support.
The charity was established in 1999 and named after a local girl, Donna Louise Hackney who died at the age of 16.
Unlike adult hospices, children's hospices receive very little government funding and majority of the money needed to provide its care and support services must come from donations.
The Donna Louise Children's Hospice is currently caring for around 140 children and families and needs to raise £2.4 million this year to continue this vital service.
The John Munroe Health Support Service is proud to support the Donna Louise Trust.
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