A hospice for all our children

8 years-old Summer Condren-Crossan (front right), with her sisters, 4 years-old Molly and 16 years-old Roisin, at their Slievemore Park home this week. DER1914MC015

8 years-old Summer Condren-Crossan (front right), with her sisters, 4 years-old Molly and 16 years-old Roisin, at their Slievemore Park home this week. DER1914MC015

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The word ‘Hospice’ has certain connotations - mostly that of end of life care and the admission of patients who are very seriously ill.

But according to local families a hospice can also be a place where they can step away from the worries and stress of providing 24/7 care for their children with complex medical needs and where they can simply enjoy being a family.

The Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice currently helps more than 70 families from the wider Derry area - and for those families, the services offered at the Newtownabbey facilitiy provide a lifeline.

 

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