Making memories for you, your child and family is a core service at Demelza and in a recent family survey, 81% said they had benefitted from this opportunity.

From the point of referral, we recognise the importance of creating positive and enduring memories. This may be enabling special family celebrations or experiences, outings or meals.

Demelza aims to use all available resources and opportunities for fun and laughter, as well as quiet reflection if preferred.

We can capture special moments in photographs and create memory boxes for you.

Memory making box

If you are receiving care from Demelza and would like to speak to someone about making memories, you can get in touch with us below.

Darcey's story

"On Christmas Eve last year, it was our festive wish to bring our daughter home so she could be surrounded by family and love".

"On Christmas Eve I travelled with Darcey and two wonderful intensive care nurses in a specialist ambulance. At home, we were
introduced to more nurses including Lottie, our Demelza nurse. That day, Lottie helped us make all sorts of precious memories.


"She took clay impressions of Darcey’s feet so we could remember how delicate they were. I remember that she laughed when
she realised I had bought 10 kits! It was so comforting to have Darcey home for Christmas, with the chance to take lots of
photos and have cuddles." - Zoe, Darcey's mum.

Other services

Personal care taking place at Kent Hospice

Symptom & medication management

Symptom management is about helping to improve the comfort and quality of life for children living with a serious or terminal condition, or who are at the end of their life.

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A bedroom with a single bed and cold cot.

End of life care

Our nursing and family support teams are available to help you think about the choices you may wish to consider at this time.

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Health Care Assistant with cold cot in Eltham Bereavement Suite.

Bereavement support

Demelza has a range of support available for bereaved families, for them to choose when and how to engage with us.

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Personal care taking place at Kent Hospice

Symptom & medication management

Symptom management is about helping to improve the comfort and quality of life for children living with a serious or terminal condition, or who are at the end of their life.

A bedroom with a single bed and cold cot.

End of life care

Our nursing and family support teams are available to help you think about the choices you may wish to consider at this time.

Health Care Assistant with cold cot in Eltham Bereavement Suite.

Bereavement support

Demelza has a range of support available for bereaved families, for them to choose when and how to engage with us.