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

Jade's dad Wayne running in the Brighton Marathon. He is wearing his Run4Jade top and raises his fists in the air as I runs.
19th September 2021

Running for baby Jade

Find out more about the inspirational fundraising challenge Wayne is currently undertaking to raise vital funds for Demelza Hospice Care for Children.

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Two girls using the hrydopool at Demelza Kent
18th September 2021

Olivia's story

Olivia, five, was just 17 months old when she was diagnosed with a massive, inoperable brain tumour which caused her to lose her vision. Through experiences at Demelza, Olivia is able to enjoy new things and get the most from life. 

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Oliver
14th September 2021

Oliver enjoys a trip of a lifetime at sibling residential trip

Find out more about our sibling residential trip and why Oliver found it to be a trip of a lifetime and great source of support.

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Jade's dad Wayne running in the Brighton Marathon. He is wearing his Run4Jade top and raises his fists in the air as I runs.
19th September 2021

Running for baby Jade

Find out more about the inspirational fundraising challenge Wayne is currently undertaking to raise vital funds for Demelza Hospice Care for Children.

Find out more
Two girls using the hrydopool at Demelza Kent
18th September 2021

Olivia's story

Olivia, five, was just 17 months old when she was diagnosed with a massive, inoperable brain tumour which caused her to lose her vision. Through experiences at Demelza, Olivia is able to enjoy new things and get the most from life. 

Find out more
Oliver
14th September 2021

Oliver enjoys a trip of a lifetime at sibling residential trip

Find out more about our sibling residential trip and why Oliver found it to be a trip of a lifetime and great source of support.

Find out more