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Our care services at Chestnut Tree House

Chestnut Tree House is a hospice for children with life-shortening conditions who are not expected to reach adulthood. This is where you will find all the information you need to know about the care services we provide for children and their families.


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Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice operates throughout East and West Sussex and South East Hampshire to give children with life-shortening conditions and their families care, support, quality time and most importantly – fun.

Our specialist palliative care services include:

  • Short breaks, crisis care and end-of-life care services 24 hours a day, provided at Chestnut Tree House.
  • Short breaks in community settings (in children’s own homes) including emergency care, symptom management and end-of-life care services 24 hours a day, provided by a dedicated Community Team.
  • Assessment of needs, advice, information and support for the entire family following diagnosis by the multi-disciplinary team at Chestnut Tree House.
  • Pre and post bereavement support which includes befriending, family counselling, child and young people’s psychotherapy and spiritual care.
  • Specialist services for neonates, family activities for siblings, grandparents and whole family events.
  • Care for families after the unexpected death of a child or young person, including use of our ‘Stars’ bereavement suite where we look after children after they have died.
  • Education and support about end-of-life services and palliative care for the paediatric services across Sussex and South East Hampshire.

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Our aim is to make every day count. The good days, the bad days and the last days.

If you wish to find out more about our services, please call  01903 871800

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Our services

Our referral process

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We welcome referrals from any source - find out how to access our services here.

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Short breaks at the House

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We can provide short term and overnight care services

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Community Care services

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We can provide community care services in families' own homes

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Support for families

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We provide family support to help them cope throughout this difficult time.

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Neonatal care services

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We offer hospice care for babies including practical and emotional support

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Other services we provide

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Find out about our Youth Group, Saplings group and Buddy scheme.

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Play and creative arts therapy

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Children and young people can express themselves through play and creativity.

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Transition support

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We support families throughout the transition between children and adults hospice.

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Leo House at Home

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Leo House at Home is a key partner working with Chestnut Tree House.

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Arrange to visit Chestnut Tree

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If you are a parent or carer we can arrange to show you around Chestnut Tree House.

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Take a virtual tour of Chestnut Tree House

Watch the video above to be taken on a virtual tour through the grounds and facilities at Chestnut Tree House.

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Referral process

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CQC rating

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