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

HMS Kent Cheque Presentation
03rd December 2021

Inspirational fundraisers – The Royal Navy’s HMS Kent

Continuing our series of ‘inspirational fundraisers’ we share the story of a team of HMS Kent sailors who took on an epic 160 miles voyage by canoe, flying the flag for Demelza and raising vital funds for our hospices.

Find out more
Winter Wonderland Ball (1)
27th November 2021

Demelza's Winter Wonderland Ball

Laura Hamilton, presenter of Channel 4’s ‘A Place in the Sun' hosted our fantastic Winter Wonderland Ball on Friday 19 November at the beautiful Underglobe, London, raising over £100,000.

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Kevin The 100 Challenge
26th November 2021

Inspirational fundraisers - Kevin Robbins

Continuing our ‘inspirational fundraisers’ series, we speak to Kevin Robbins about ‘The 100 Challenge’ which raised a remarkable £15,000 for our Eltham hospice in memory of his nephew Sonny.

Find out more
HMS Kent Cheque Presentation
03rd December 2021

Inspirational fundraisers – The Royal Navy’s HMS Kent

Continuing our series of ‘inspirational fundraisers’ we share the story of a team of HMS Kent sailors who took on an epic 160 miles voyage by canoe, flying the flag for Demelza and raising vital funds for our hospices.

Find out more
Winter Wonderland Ball (1)
27th November 2021

Demelza's Winter Wonderland Ball

Laura Hamilton, presenter of Channel 4’s ‘A Place in the Sun' hosted our fantastic Winter Wonderland Ball on Friday 19 November at the beautiful Underglobe, London, raising over £100,000.

Find out more
Kevin The 100 Challenge
26th November 2021

Inspirational fundraisers - Kevin Robbins

Continuing our ‘inspirational fundraisers’ series, we speak to Kevin Robbins about ‘The 100 Challenge’ which raised a remarkable £15,000 for our Eltham hospice in memory of his nephew Sonny.

Find out more