The hospice, where Elliott Scally spent his last few days, was originally established in Sittingbourne, Kent, and has since opened other centres in Eltham and Sussex.
Children's Hospices support babies and young people affected by life-threatening or life-limiting conditions as well as offering bereavement support for their families. They differ from adult hospices in that many of those conditions are degenerative in nature and may progress over many years. This means the hospice has the chance to offer patients and their loved ones the chance to build memories as a family unit and undertake a range of activities that are age-specific and which they might not normally be able to access.
Demelza provides services from it's hospice sites and in the family home; its team work alongside medical staff and collegues from other voluntary and statutory organisations.