Step-down from hospital

Children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions can often be in hospital for long periods of time. New parents of babies with complex care needs may also need support when leaving hospital for the first time.

Demelza can support families to make a smooth transition from an acute hospital environment, to our more ‘home-like’ hospice setting, while preparations for care are made at home.

“Mia suffered a bleed on the brain at birth and we didn’t think she would survive. When she came off her ventilator we were transferred from hospital to Demelza. I found it hard the first day, but by the end we didn’t want to leave. The support was incredible.”
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    Mia's Story

    “We would have had to be in hospital a lot longer if Demelza wasn't here.”

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