Milton Hospice

It is a non-clinical environment where staff don't wear uniforms and families are encouraged to treat the hospice as a home-from-home.

By Sara, Keir's mum...

"We were given the devastating news – our child had a life-limiting illness. Our first thought was of a white clinical building, much like a hospice we had seen depicted in popular television soap. The community nurse assured us that Milton was nothing like that, so we went and took a look.

"We found a place full of life: colourful rooms, friendly faces, lots of toys, a sensory room, playroom, hydrotherapy pool and the living areas for families are like a hotel! Our other two children immediately got stuck in to the dressing up box. The hospice became a lifeline for us and a home from home. The staff were always friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Our son particularly loved the pool, where he could move his legs a little, the sensory room and music therapy, during which, through sheer determination of will, he achieved things deemed impossible in his condition."

East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) aims to maximise the quality of life for children and young people with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition, and to support their families.