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During the coronavirus crisis our monthly fundraising income plummeted by 70%. The support from the local community has been amazing, but we still need your help to continue providing life-changing hospice care for local children. Join our hospice Lottery and, from just £1 a week, you could win a top prize of £1,000 and provide much needed hospice care to local children with life-shortening conditions and their families when they really need it.

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Information on Covid 19 (Coronavirus)

Latest update (Wednesday 6 January 2021): Following the government announcement on Monday 4 January, Chestnut Tree House remains open for children and families in need of short break, crisis or end of life care in line with government guidance. Community visits have been temporarily suspended, expect for crisis and end of life care. Any families that have in-house or community bookings already made will be contacted in the next few days to discuss options. If you need to discuss this situation, please do not hesitate to contact our Clinical Nurse Managers on 01903 871822 or 01903 871824 or bookings team on 01903 871804

Following the government announcement on Wednesday 23 December all face-to-face fundraising has been temporarily stopped from Saturday 26 December due to the current restrictions. We will continue to monitor the situation. The Chestnut Tree House Lottery provides a significant, regular income to support the children and families that need vital hospice care.

Previous updates:

When the pandemic was declared, routine respite breaks and day care services were immediately cancelled in accordance with government guidelines. Some of the care team were redeployed to our sister hospice St Barnabas House or to support local hospitals. The remaining team continued providing respite care for exceptional circumstances, end of life care and bereavement support throughout the initial phase. We have remained in contact with the children and families we care for and offered regular telephone support and community visits (in full PPE and fully risk-assessed) to those who were still happy to receive them. As constraints have started to ease, we have been able to welcome families back to the House for daycare sessions and have started to book routine respite stays for families who need them. We have continued to provide telephone support and are increasing the number of home visits and counselling sessions.

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