What we do
Derian House is renowned throughout the region as being at the forefront of children’s palliative and respite care.
Families who have a child with a life shortening condition can choose from a range of care and support services to meet their Family Support, and end of life care, either at home, or in Derian House. The emphasis is on giving support to children and their families, and providing them with choices which deliver an approach to care as individual as they are.
Derian House has an enviable reputation in setting exceptionally high standards in children’s hospice care. With a catchment area covering the whole of Lancashire and the South Lakes it is currently supporting more than 300 families who have a child or young adult suffering from a life shortening condition, as well as providing bereavement support for a further 200 families.
We are immensely privileged to provide a service which is so crucial to these children and young people, and to be part of a team which supports them and their family through the highs and lows of their illness, and beyond.
Drawing on experience gained over the past twenty three years, the hospice team has refined and developed a range of care techniques and support strategies in such a way as to maximise potential, and ensure best practice across all disciplines within the hospice.
As a key member of Together for Short Lives, it is seen as a major contributor to a body which unites in seeking the exchange of views, policies and information for the ongoing promotion of best practice. Central to such is the partnership with other health care professionals and associated care services in maintaining the high standing that Derian House has achieved in the field of children’s hospice care.