Take a tour around Demelza Kent

Set in beautiful grounds and with serene gardens, our Sittingbourne hospice boasts many leisure facilities and activities, making it the perfect retreat, whether for day or short-term respite residential care.

Each child who visits Demelza Kent has access to their own bedroom, with a specialist bed or cot and ensuite bathroom. The hospice also has specially adapted bedrooms, designed to enable an enhanced level of independence for young people staying with us. Parents and siblings are welcome to stay in our family accommodation, complete with kitchenette, ensuite bathroom and lounge.

Demelza kitchen staff pride themselves in providing delicious food to cater for all different tastes and specialists diets including vegetarian, halal and much more. Our chefs have the pick of fresh vegetables from our kitchen garden.

Following a detailed inspection in 2016, Demelza Kent was rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission. Read the full report. 

The hydo pool at Demelza's Kent hospice.

Hydro pool

Our lovely pool, with warm water, hoists and ramps, enables children and young people to swim with their family, which they are often otherwise unable to do in a public pool. The warm water supports much of a child’s body weight and can increase circulation, reduce muscle spasms and relieve pain. Sessions are supervised at all times.

If you are interested in using our hydropool please email careadministration@demelza.org.uk

Two children sit on HMS Demelza, a round-about in the playground at Demelza Kent.

HMS Demelza

Ahoy, me hearties. Our HMS Demelza wheelchair accessible playground offers budding buccaneers the ultimate playtime experience. Children can come aboard a pirate ship complete with mast, crow’s nest and warning bell, chill in the beach area hammock and have lots of fun on the swings and roundabout.

Demelza's soft play room, with bright, painted walls and multi-coloured mats and soft play equipment.

Soft play

This valuable, bright and colourful facility gives children in our care a safe and fun space for family time using sensory play. Complete with a ball pit, tunnels and music available.

A girl enjoys the cinema room at Demelza's Kent hospice.

Cinema room

The cinema room is very popular, offering a great range of movies to choose from including the newest blockbuster releases. The room has lots of comfy chairs and bean bags making for a much more comfortable and personal experience then visiting a local cinema. 

The art room has red and yellow walls and is filled with art equipment.

Art room

Complete with all kinds of art materials, the art room is a lively, colourful space where children can make art, have art therapy or just get really creative. There's also a private space for one to one art therapy sessions.

A girl is in the sensory at Demelza's Kent hospice, with a Health Care Assistant.

Sensory room

Our sensory room offers children a safe and colourful environment for play, therapy and relaxation. The therapeutic space has a variety of equipment to stimulate and develop a person's senses through special lighting, music, and objects.

A room filled with a gong, a piano, drums and other music instruments.

Music room

A room full of musical equipment from a piano through to a drum set, plus recording equipment for laying down tracks. The space is used for group sessions or for one-to-one music therapy.

A room with a red carpet, lounge chairs, a football table and computers.

TIZ room

The Inclusion Zone (TIZ), designed and named by young people supported by Demelza, has everything they need to give them their own fun space and independence during their stay.

The front of Demelza's South East London hospice.

Demelza South East London

5 Wensley Close,




020 8859 9800 info@demelza.org.uk
The entrance of Demelza's East Sussex hospice.

Demelza East Sussex

150a Bexhill Road,

St Leonards On Sea,

East Sussex,

TN38 8BL

01323 446 461 info@demelza.org.uk
The outside of Demelza's Kent hospice.

Demelza Kent

Demelza House,

Rook Lane,





01795 845 200 info@demelza.org.uk