Monday 21 – Sunday 27 June marks this year’s Children’s Hospice Week. During this special week we’ll be showcasing the care and support we have provided to families and what this support has meant.
Living with a child who has a life-limiting condition can be isolating and lonely, feelings which are only intensified during the current pandemic. With many families currently shielding and bereaved families facing grief, it’s never been more important that we’re able to offer our expertise and support to provide solace and advice to families mental health during the most difficult of times.
Three-year-old Mya has been staying at the hospice for a respite stay. During which she’s been getting creative and enjoying some super sensory fun with our care team.
We made sure the 5th of November was a night to remember for the children currently staying at our hospice with lots of firework and autumnal fun!
While the pandemic has meant we are currently delivering all our clinical care from Christopher’s and Shooting Star House is closed for now whilst families continue to shield, we have been looking at how we can use Shooting Star House flexibly to provide support. This happened for the first time last week, when we invited bereaved families to a special day of remembrance.
We’re going virtual to ensure we can still support children with life-limiting conditions, and their families, in every way we can during this uncertain time.
Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex enjoyed decorating heart-shaped biscuits for Valentine’s Day with children and families supported by Shooting Star Children’s Hospices on Wednesday 12th February.
Our Hampton hospice, Shooting Star House played host to 29 nursing students from Kingston and St George’s University London on Monday, for a day of insight and understanding about children’s hospices, and the work they do.
Shooting Star Children’s Hospices have received a donation of superb specialist sensory technology from children’s charity Lifelites, for supported children to enjoy.
As we reach the end of the traditional 12 days of Christmas – what a wonderful Christmas time it has been at our two hospices, Christopher’s in Guildford and Shooting Star House in Hampton.