Caring for a child at the end of their life and for the family beyond, we’ll be there every step of the way.

At the end of a child’s or young adult’s life our care team works alongside the family to ensure that their wishes are at the centre of care provision and decision making.

We care for children, young adults and their families during the last period of their life, making their final moments comfortable. Within The Donna Louise, we have a private bereavement suite, The Garden Room, where a family can spend time saying goodbye before the funeral. The Garden Room is available for those who have died at The Donna Louise or elsewhere.

Tony, Ben’s dad

“The team at The Donna Louise were beyond fantastic. They saved our lives. Even though Ben was no longer truly with us, he was tucked up in bed, under a Spider-man duvet, and looked at peace. Our family came to say their own goodbyes. We got to spend as much time as we wanted with him, and could go in and out of his room whenever we wanted as it slowly started to sink in. The entire staff wrapped their arms around us and protected us at the very worst time in our lives.”