What We Do

Derian House Children’s Hospice provides respite and end-of-life care for children and young people with life-limiting conditions, across Lancashire and South Cumbria.

Our respite breaks give families a chance to re-charge their batteries, or simply spend time together as a family without worrying about the medical side of their child’s care.

When it comes to end-of-life care, our aim is to make the most difficult time a family will have to go through the best it can be, whether this is at Derian House or at home.

We cannot change a diagnosis, but our experienced team of palliative care nurses can offer support, comfort, reassurance, and instil a sense of calm.  We are always on-call, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

1434
2200

nights of respite care

96
1500

hours of day care

222
1100

hours of Derian at Home visits

193
800

hours of family play visits

Every year we provide

  • Care for more than 400 children and young people
  • 2,200 nights of respite care
  • 100 nights of care in our Sunflower Rooms where children can rest before their funeral
  • 35 hours of music therapy
  • 250 hours of weekly clubs during school holidays
  • Day trips for more than 35 young people and their siblings
  • 1,500 hours of day care
  • 450 hours of pool fun in hydrotherapy and family splash sessions
  • 800 hours of family-supervised play visits
  • 1,100 Derian at Home visits from our ‘hospice at home’ team
  • 190 sessions of bereavement counselling

To access Derian House services, you must be referred, either by a professional or through our self-referral process. To find out if you may be eligible for our services, give us a call on 01257 233 300.

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