We pride ourselves in taking the time to get to know your family when we support you, to enable us to provide the care and support that meets your needs. We understand that one size doesn’t fit all and our services are personalised to meet the needs of the baby’s, children, young people and families we support.

At Demelza, we believe that 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 you have the opportunity to build memories, for however long you have.

We’ve been providing this care since 1988 and, through the generosity of others, we can continue to be there for families for years to come. Over this time, we have learnt and developed our services to ensure that they meet your needs.

Jack sits on his bed, reading with a nurse, whilst another nurse is administering medication.

Family Stories

Hear first hand from families that Demelza supports to better understand the positive impact our care has and how we could support you and your family. Our stories cover a range of the services we provide from care at home, to end of life care and show the real breadth of skills and expertise we are able to provide.

Kai enjoying doing a sensory activity at the Kent Hospice

Our services

From diagnosis through to end of life and bereavement services Demelza is there to support you and your children at every stage. This also includes family support for siblings, parents and carers.


We pride ourselves in delivering a high-quality service that is tailored to meet the needs of the families we support.

Demelza's Kent hospice whilst under construction.

Our history

At Demelza we have over thirty years’ experience to build on and we use this experience to provide the best possible care for your child. Read about Demelza’s history and how our care has evolved over the years to meet the needs of families in our communities.

Family Support Team

Meet the team

These are some of the faces you may meet when visiting or receiving care and support from Demelza. From our Registered Nurses and Health Care Assistants, to our Family Support Team, everyone will be there to greet you with expert knowledge and a smile. 

Demelza nurse Melissa at the East Sussex community hospice.

Lead Nurse - East Sussex

Melissa Mungovan

Family Liaison Lead, Anna

Family Liaison Lead

Anna Sillett

Helen Rolls, lead Nurse and safeguarding lead

Lead Nurse - Kent

Helen Rolls

Jo, Therapeutic and Bereavement Lead

Therapeutic and Bereavement Lead

Jo Burton

Meet the team

These are some of the faces you may meet when visiting or receiving care and support from Demelza. From our Registered Nurses and Health Care Assistants, to our Family Support Team, everyone will be there to greet you with expert knowledge and a smile. 

Demelza nurse Melissa at the East Sussex community hospice.

Lead Nurse - East Sussex

Melissa Mungovan

Family Liaison Lead, Anna

Family Liaison Lead

Anna Sillett

Helen Rolls, lead Nurse and safeguarding lead

Lead Nurse - Kent

Helen Rolls

Jo, Therapeutic and Bereavement Lead

Therapeutic and Bereavement Lead

Jo Burton

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Our Sites

The outside of Demelza's Kent hospice.

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
The front of Demelza's South East London hospice.

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
The entrance of Demelza's East Sussex hospice.

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

Latest news

Paige is wearing a purple top and smart black blazer.
20th May 2022

Learning at Work Week

For Learning at Work Week, Demelza’s Family Events Coordinator, Paige, has shared an insight into her role and her personal development.

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Millwall Stadium Stair Climb (2)
19th May 2022

Millwall Stadium Stair Climb

Stadium Stair Climb coming to Millwall FC in aid of Demelza Hospice Care for Children.

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Nursing Associate Becky, plays with Ralph on the swings in the playground at Demelza Kent.
16th May 2022

Demelza's first Nursing Associates

As it is Learning at Work Week we are celebrating Becky and Rachel both of who have recently completed their Nursing Associates course. 

Find out more
Paige is wearing a purple top and smart black blazer.
20th May 2022

Learning at Work Week

For Learning at Work Week, Demelza’s Family Events Coordinator, Paige, has shared an insight into her role and her personal development.

Find out more
Millwall Stadium Stair Climb (2)
19th May 2022

Millwall Stadium Stair Climb

Stadium Stair Climb coming to Millwall FC in aid of Demelza Hospice Care for Children.

Find out more
Nursing Associate Becky, plays with Ralph on the swings in the playground at Demelza Kent.
16th May 2022

Demelza's first Nursing Associates

As it is Learning at Work Week we are celebrating Becky and Rachel both of who have recently completed their Nursing Associates course. 

Find out more