Facing diagnosis

When a child is born with or develops a serious medical condition for which there may not be a cure, the whole family is affected.

Some parents know their baby has a condition that will shorten their life before they are born, other children can be diagnosed in early childhood or in their teenage years. Often no-one can tell you how long your child will live, only that they need constant care. Demelza exists to help these children and their families across East Sussex, Kent and South East London.

Helping families cope with the fear, challenges and complexities of having a seriously ill child
We care for children with a range of different conditions, some of which are very complex. This means each family situation is unique and many children require specialist, expert care and support.

At Demelza we assess every child’s needs through our referral system and create an individual care plan to help make life just that little bit easier. Our care will be tailored to your family's needs.