It is really important that our hospice feels like a home from home for our families. We encourage our children and young adults to bring their favourite items from home to make them feel as comfortable as possible when staying in one of our eight rooms.
Our bedrooms are equipped with medical equipment, including hoists and piped oxygen; all have their own en-suite. Bedrooms also have a sofa bed, so parents have the option to sleep in their child’s room.
The central point of our hospice is the lounge. Children and families use our lounge area for playing, watching TV, relaxing and catching up. In the dining room, our chefs provide families, volunteers and staff with a selection of dishes, which everyone eats together around our large tables.
Children and young adults can enjoy our music room, messy play room, cinema and soft play area, as well as relaxing in our sensory room and jacuzzi.
Family members who stay with their child at Bluebell Wood have their own double bedroom, as well as use of a family lounge and kitchen. Bluebell Wood can be the only place where parents are able to enjoy a full nights sleep as our care team look after their child’s medical needs.
Our hospice has two ‘end of life’ suites named Primrose and Forget-Me-Not. The suites are purpose built and provide a space for families to stay after their child has passed away, giving them the space and time to say their special goodbyes.
Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice is surrounded by beautiful gardens including a Dragonfly Remembrance Garden which was built by Alan Titchmarsh and the team from ITV’s ‘Love Your Garden’. Our garden is suitable for wheelchairs and has a vegetable patch, a giant chess set, a playhouse and a shaded area for hot days.
Our playground is wheelchair friendly and suitable for all children who visit the hospice, whatever their age. We have a giant arch swing, a wheelchair friendly swing and roundabout, a climbing frame with slide and a trampoline.
There is no charge to families referred to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.