Our expert registered nurses and health care assistants have the training, knowledge and experience to continually assess how symptoms are managed effectively.

The aim is to prevent or treat physical symptoms as well as psychological, social and spiritual issues.

Many children with serious or terminal conditions have very complex symptoms which change over the course of their condition. We will work in close partnership with their other healthcare professionals – such as GPs and tertiary paediatric palliative care teams at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Trust and The Royal Marsden - to ensure your child gets the best possible care.

Abigail with Health Care Assistant at Demelza Eltham

Personalised nursing care

We offer personalised nursing care and individual support, putting your child and family at the centre. We are flexible and responsive; taking into account your child’s specific needs and what you need as a family.
Demelza Nurse and Health Care Assistant looking at paperwork

Individual aims

We know that what is a good outcome varies from family to family. We assess individual aims and wishes, so that you all receive the support you need. Our aim is to create a package of support that is as bespoke as possible, within our resources and provide care on an individualised basis.
Health Care Assistant managing medication

Medication management

It is likely that your child will require medication for their complex condition. Our nursing and care team is able to administer their medication in a safe and controlled setting.

Need support with symptom and medication management?

If you're an existing Demelza family you can get in touch with us for support and advice.

If you're not currently supported by Demelza, complete our referral form to see how we can help.

Other services

Bethany and a Health Care Assistant painting

Step down care

For children who are ready to leave hospital, but cannot go straight home, and for new parents with babies born with complex care needs, who need a little bit of extra support.

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Ralph and a Registered Nurse ringing the HMS bell at Demelza Kent

Short breaks

Our short breaks and day care can be of benefit to the whole family, as they enable everyone to have a much-needed rest.

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Chloe and her family in the sensory room

Therapies

Therapies at Demelza can help you, your child and your family to express emotions that are too difficult to put into words, through art and music.

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Bethany and a Health Care Assistant painting

Step down care

For children who are ready to leave hospital, but cannot go straight home, and for new parents with babies born with complex care needs, who need a little bit of extra support.

Ralph and a Registered Nurse ringing the HMS bell at Demelza Kent

Short breaks

Our short breaks and day care can be of benefit to the whole family, as they enable everyone to have a much-needed rest.

Chloe and her family in the sensory room

Therapies

Therapies at Demelza can help you, your child and your family to express emotions that are too difficult to put into words, through art and music.