East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH)

East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) supports families and cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, and North, Mid and West Essex. Their family centred approach includes specialist nursing care, symptom management support, short breaks, wellbeing activities, therapies and counselling; all meeting the individual needs of the child, young person and whole family.

EACH offers families flexibility and control over where they receive their care and support, including where their child dies; at home, in hospital or at one of three hospices at The Treehouse in Ipswich (Essex and Suffolk), Milton (Cambridgeshire and Essex) and Quidenham (Norfolk). More than half of their care and support is delivered in the family home and community, in surroundings familiar and comfortable for the family.

Their hospices aren?t just about end of life care; they’re often very happy and fun places, where young people can live life to their full potential. They are places where families feel safe, at home and where they can spend quality time together; enabling parents to be parents not caregivers. When time is short, they help families make the most of their precious time together.

EACH offers care to families with children and young people who:

  • live in North, Mid and West Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk, Peterborough and Cambridgeshire
  • have a condition with no reasonable hope of cure and from which they may/will die in childhood or early adulthood
  • have a condition (or are diagnosed with a condition in the antenatal period) for which curative treatment may be feasible but can fail, such as children and young people with cancer and for babies born where intensive care has been deemed inappropriate and those with post natal conditions which result in the baby experiencing unbearable suffering in the course of their illness or treatment.

Who the service provides for

Children and young people from birth up to and including the age of 18. They also provide support for parents, carers, siblings, grandparents, and sometimes close friends.


Hours of operation

Care service - 24/7 Office hours - 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday


How the service is accessed

Families can self-refer, or be referred by a health professional, by contacting the hospices by telephone, email, or via the website.


Phone number

Treehouse - 01473 271334. Milton - 01223 815100

Operational locations

  • Braintree
  • Chelmsford
  • Colchester

Address

EACH, The Treehouse
St Augustine's Gardens
Ipswich
IP3 8NS

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