A nurse and child at the Hospice

Our care

We’re here for children and families every step of the way.

We’re here to make sure that children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions and their families get all the care and support they need.

We’ll take some of the stresses away from your everyday life, so you can focus on making precious memories together as a family. From offering help in your own home to activity days and short breaks at the hospice, we provide specialist care while allowing kids to be kids and mums and dads to be just that. Whatever your journey looks like, our team are here to support your family through the good days, the bad days and the last days in whatever way feels right for you.

Who do we offer care to?

Our services are here for children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions aged from birth to 18th birthday, as well as their siblings and parents. (We’ll also consider pre-birth referrals, and in special circumstances, referrals for young people aged over 17 years old on an individual basis).

We’re able to care for families living in West Sussex, East Sussex, Brighton & Hove and South East Hampshire.

What’s Chestnut Tree House like?

Take a look around our facilities and gardens by watching our virtual tour.

Families and carers

We’re here to provide help and advice for all the family. Find out what to expect if your child is accessing our care.

Families and carers
Frequently asked questions

We’re located just off the A27 between Arundel and Worthing: 

Dover Lane


West Sussex

BN18 9PX

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You can call us on: 01903 871800 anytime.

Or use the online form

Yes! We have separate family rooms where parents, carers and siblings can stay over. A child’s first overnight stay will always be with a family member, or carer, staying over too. 

Families have an allocated number of nights assigned to them, the amount of nights you’re able to stay over depends on the needs of your child. This will all be discussed with you once you’re referred. 

No, all of our care is completely free of charge. 

We rely almost entirely on charity donations. Our amazing supporters spend time fundraising, doing sponsored events, leaving legacies in their Wills and much much more to help raise the money it takes to keep us open.