Claire House Children's Hospice

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Claire House Children's Hospice
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Claire House
Formation 1998
Headquarters Bebington, Wirral Peninsula
Location 53°19′52″N 3°01′28″W / 53.33111°N 3.02444°W / 53.33111; -3.02444Coordinates: 53°19′52″N 3°01′28″W / 53.33111°N 3.02444°W / 53.33111; -3.02444
Region served Wirral, Cheshire, Merseyside, North Wales, St Helens, Isle of Man.
Leader David Pastor
Budget £2.7m per annum
Staff 160
Volunteers 300+

Claire House Children's Hospice is a children's hospice in England. The hospice provides care for babies, children and young people up to the age of 23, with life-threatening or life-limiting conditions. Services include specialist respite, palliative, terminal and bereavement care. [1]

The hospice, which is located in Bebington on the Wirral, relies largely on goodwill to pay the £2.7 million annually needed to fund operation.[2]

The hospice has been supported by several recognizable figures, including: Steven Gerrard, Tony Hibbert, and Marco Pierre White. The aim of Claire House Children’s Hospice is to enhance the quality of life for children and young people with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition, offering a service with both personal and professional support.

Claire House has a Teenage Annex designed for teenagers who are undergoing care there. [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Inspection report 2006/2007 - Claire House Children's Hospice" (PDF). The Healthcare Commission. Retrieved 2007-07-08. 
  2. ^ "Extract from the Central Register of Charities". The Charity Commission for England and Wales. Retrieved 2007-07-08. 
  3. ^ "Grant will help build teen annex". article. Wirral Chronicle. Retrieved 5/12/2012.