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.

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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

Bobby and Health Care Assistant at Eltham
26th January 2022

Our transition plans at Demelza

At Demelza, we have exciting plans for how we plan to develop our Transition service and are looking for a passionate Transition Lead to help make this happen.

Find out more
The garden of tranquillity at Demelza's Kent hospice.
24th January 2022

Netflix’s After Life: Bereavement and a bench

As the new season of Ricky Gervais’ After Life drops on Netflix, we look at what bereavement means at Demelza.

Find out more
Fundraisers Matthew and Vernon Hill, pose with the bikes, outside the Sittingbourne hospice.
14th January 2022

Inspirational fundraisers – Vernon and Matthew Hill

Father and son team, Matthew and Vernon Hill take on a mammoth 120-mile charity bike ride, raising funds for Demelza Hospice Care for Children. Read more.

Find out more
Bobby and Health Care Assistant at Eltham
26th January 2022

Our transition plans at Demelza

At Demelza, we have exciting plans for how we plan to develop our Transition service and are looking for a passionate Transition Lead to help make this happen.

Find out more
The garden of tranquillity at Demelza's Kent hospice.
24th January 2022

Netflix’s After Life: Bereavement and a bench

As the new season of Ricky Gervais’ After Life drops on Netflix, we look at what bereavement means at Demelza.

Find out more
Fundraisers Matthew and Vernon Hill, pose with the bikes, outside the Sittingbourne hospice.
14th January 2022

Inspirational fundraisers – Vernon and Matthew Hill

Father and son team, Matthew and Vernon Hill take on a mammoth 120-mile charity bike ride, raising funds for Demelza Hospice Care for Children. Read more.

Find out more