Demelza South East London recently hosted two visits from local MP’s whose constituencies are served by the hospice in Eltham. James Brokenshire MP and Clive Efford MP came to see the facilities and learn more about the care provided to families in the area.
James Brokenshire and his wife, Cathrine, paid a visit to Demelza’s hospice in Eltham on Friday 26 April. Mr Brokenshire, MP for Old Bexley and Sidcup, took a tour accompanied by Demelza’s Chief Executive, Ryan Campbell, and met with families and children who use the service.
Mr Brokenshire, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, toured the care rooms, day room, therapy rooms and family bedrooms, as well as chatting with the Care team and support staff, as well as parents and children.
Mr Brokenshire said “Thank you to the team at Demelza, Eltham for showing me around. I am so appreciative of the amazing work the care team do here 24 hours a day. The thought, kindness and compassion shown supporting children with terminal conditions and their families is humbling. To see the difference Demelza makes in the community underlined to me the real value of the incredible work Demelza does.”
On Friday 3 May we also welcomed a visit from Clive Efford, MP for Eltham, Plumstead and Kidbrooke. Mr Efford met with Victoria, whose daughter Sophie attends the hospice situated in his home constituency.
Ryan Campbell. Chief Executive said, “We are pleased to welcome both Mr Brokenshire and Mr Efford to the hospice and for giving us the opportunity to highlight the work we do here to support children with terminal conditions and their families right here in the community we share”.