Vision

For life to be better for children and young people who have serious or terminal conditions; and for their parents, brothers and sisters, and those who love them, to receive support. 

Mission

To provide specialist care and emotional support for babies, children, young people and the whole family from diagnosis, during day to day family life, times of crisis, end of life and through bereavement.

To influence the care and support provided by others.

At Demelza, we believe every child and young person who has a serious or terminal condition should receive the care and attention they need to live the most fulfilling life they can, and that they and their families have the opportunity to build memories, for however long they have together.

Our sites

Demelza Kent

Demelza Kent

Set in beautiful grounds and with serene gardens, our Sittingbourne hospice boasts many leisure facilities and activities, coupled with expert care from our nursing and care team.
Demelza Kent
Demelza South East London

Demelza South East London

Situated in the heart of South East London, our hospice in Eltham has excellent transport links into the Capital and is surrounded by local amenities and beautiful parks. 

Demelza South East London
Demelza East Sussex

Demelza East Sussex

Demelza offers a community hospice at home service for children and young people up to the age of 18, providing respite and end of life care in the comfort of a child’s own home across East Sussex.

Demelza East Sussex

See the services we offer

Chloe with her family and a Health Care Assistant

Support for the family

Demelza offers support for the family as well as the child, parents, carers, siblings and grandparents. Read about the support and groups available.

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Butterfly Bereavement Suite at Eltham

End of life care

Our nursing and family support teams are available to help you think about the choices you may wish to consider at this time.

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Ralph and a Registered Nurse ringing the HMS bell at Demelza Kent

Short breaks

Our short breaks and day care can be of benefit to the whole family, as they enable everyone to have a much-needed rest.

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Chloe with her family and a Health Care Assistant

Support for the family

Demelza offers support for the family as well as the child, parents, carers, siblings and grandparents. Read about the support and groups available.

Butterfly Bereavement Suite at Eltham

End of life care

Our nursing and family support teams are available to help you think about the choices you may wish to consider at this time.

Ralph and a Registered Nurse ringing the HMS bell at Demelza Kent

Short breaks

Our short breaks and day care can be of benefit to the whole family, as they enable everyone to have a much-needed rest.

Our latest news articles

Creative Arts At Demelza (3)
14th October 2021

Embracing the Creative Arts

Find out more about how we embrace the creative arts at Demelza Hospice Care for Children and what this looks like.

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Volunteer Recruitment
12th October 2021

Volunteer with Demelza’s retail team

Can you spare a few hours a week to help in our new Hempstead Valley charity shop? Read more and discover all the benefits of volunteering with Demelza.

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Curtis And Olivia Sibling Trip
07th October 2021

Olivia grows in confidence at sibling residential trip

Jessica, Olivia’s mum tells us more about how Demelza’s sibling residential trip to the Kingswood Adventure and Activity Park helped her to grow in confidence.

Find out more
Creative Arts At Demelza (3)
14th October 2021

Embracing the Creative Arts

Find out more about how we embrace the creative arts at Demelza Hospice Care for Children and what this looks like.

Find out more
Volunteer Recruitment
12th October 2021

Volunteer with Demelza’s retail team

Can you spare a few hours a week to help in our new Hempstead Valley charity shop? Read more and discover all the benefits of volunteering with Demelza.

Find out more
Curtis And Olivia Sibling Trip
07th October 2021

Olivia grows in confidence at sibling residential trip

Jessica, Olivia’s mum tells us more about how Demelza’s sibling residential trip to the Kingswood Adventure and Activity Park helped her to grow in confidence.

Find out more