Family stories

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    Curtis' Story

    “Demelza provides us with the extra support we need as a family. I’m so glad it’s there.”

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    Lucy's Story

    In 2013, Lucy spent her last Christmas at our hospice in Eltham. Her mum Lynn told us what it meant ...

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  • Jenissa

    Jenissa's Story

    Like any proud parents Juna and Jag were thrilled when their daughter Jenissa took her first steps. But this joy ...

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  • Jacob Cooke

    Jacob's Story

    A bump, fall or even a common cold could result in an emergency hospital admission for three-year-old Jacob.

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    Isabella's Story

    After a normal pregnancy and labour, Nicola had no reason to worry when she and husband Robert took baby daughter ...

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  • Giorgias Story

    Giorgia's Story

    When Giorgia was two weeks old she stopped breathing and was rushed to hospital – the beginning of what turned ...

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  • Sophies Story

    Sophie's Story

    At a highly distressing time, the hospice was a calm, welcoming place with caring and professional staff.

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  • Matts Story

    Matt's Story

    To young Matt, Senior Health Care Assistants Chelsea Spencer and Darrell Taylor are, people he has fun with.

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    Elliott's Story

    For Will and Georgina, time at Demelza is time to just be mum and dad.

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    George's Story

    "I wouldn’t be coping as well as I am without family support worker Zoe"

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  • Joshua Demelza Hospice Care for Children

    Joshua's Story

    "Staying at Demelza essentially gave me my family back. We were able to concentrate on just loving Joshua."

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    Ted's Story

    “Just knowing someone was there to give me a break was a great help.”

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    Rhys' Story

    "Time at Demelza helps build memories. It gives us time to be a family.”

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    Kendall's Story

    “It’s nice for Kendall. She loves playing with the Demelza nurses.”

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    Hallie's Story

    "Hallie loves it at Demelza and it is time for us to spend with her brother, Logan."

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    Matthew's Story

    “It’s something just for him - he comes out relaxed, and it’s given him confidence.”

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    Isabelle's Story

    “Knowing she is safe, knowing if something goes wrong someone will call us, that’s how much we trust Demelza.”

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    Jensen's Story

    “We always feel welcomed like one of the family, even people who have never met Jensen know his name.”

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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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    Eshan's Story

    “The confidence they’ve given us as a family has really changed how I deal with day-to-day life.”

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