WHO THEY ARE
At Derian House they feel privileged to be counted as the friends of the many families they have cared for and supported since the hospice opened, as well as those to whom they continue to offer ongoing support. We know there will be countless others in the future who will need them to be there, to provide not only a high standard of specialist care for their child, but a reassuring framework of emotional support for them as a family.
WHAT THEY 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.