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Welcome to our Blog

Thoughts from staff, young people and family members. We're covering a range of topics that we think you'll find useful, plus inspiring stories and topics we're really passionate about. You can find out more about what we do as a local charity children's hospice - and current research and up to date advice.

Featured blog

What's it like nursing at a children's hospice?

"It’s a such a homely, welcoming environment to work in and it’s very different from a hospital because you get to do all sorts of fun activities. The care is all nurse-led so you get a lot of autonomy and there’s always opportunities to take on different responsibilities and learn new skills" .... Nurse Mike tells us about what it's like working with children with life-threatening illnesses.

What’s it like nursing at a children’s hospice?

Our family stories

You can read our family stories to see how Chestnut Tree House has impacted the lives of so many. All have come directly from our wonderful families who have shared their experience of caring for a child with a life-shortening illness.

Family stories