Sheila Childerhouse

Sheila Childerhouse

Sheila Childerhouse has a wide breadth of experience within the public and voluntary/community sector. She brings an extensive network in the Health Service and has served for various local and regional Health bodies since 1984 in non-executive and chair roles. She led PCTs from 2000 and latterly she chaired NHS Norfolk & Waveney. She has also chaired provider trusts including Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust. She is currently a non-executive director of the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust. Sheila's original background was in eduction and she was a local authority member for over 20 years, chairing major committees and was the portfolio holder for Social Well-being. She has led rural and urban regeneration organisations, most significantly Keystone Development Trust, one of the largest trusts of its kind in the country. Sheila is a partner in a farming business and was a member of the board of the East of England Development Agency, and deputy chair from 2009, leading on economic participation and social inclusion. Currently Sheila is developing a portfolio including executive coaching, organisational leadership support and partnership development, building on her broad experience of strategic leadership, innovation and change at local, regional and national level. Sheila is a school governor and is a trustee of the Burrell Museum.
  • Renee loves going to The Treehouse, but it’s great that care staff are also able to visit us at home too. Stacy, Renee’s mum
  • EACH supports families when they’re at their absolute lowest, helping them to come to terms with their child’s illness, losing them and beyond Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • We arrived at the hospice feeling scared and alone. We had so many questions – they answered them all and more. Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • EACH has helped us keep Stanley’s memory alive. And allows us to look to the future Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • We are also supported by the 24/7 True Colours nurses and it’s so reassuring knowing we can call on them whenever we need support or advice Helen, William’s mum
  • It’s been a great opportunity to meet other parents in a similar situation, something that doesn't really happen anywhere else. Helen, William’s mum
  • The play specialists are excellent and I also get inspiration from the activities they organise. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • When we first heard about the hospice we were apprehensive because we didn’t know what to expect. When we got there we realised it was a lovely place where Renee would be well looked after, and we would be able to have a much-needed break. Stacy, Renee’s mum
  • I can’t imagine what it would have been like. Nobody should have to, every family should be offered the support we were, and are still getting Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • I didn’t realise hope was a gift until I became a mum. My little boy taught me many things and that was one of them Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • I really love going to the hospice. I’ve made friends there and get to do loads of fun stuff. Renee
  • Children like Lucy don’t get the opportunity to go to sleepovers or to their friends for tea, so the interaction she has at the hospice is priceless. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • EACH helps us to create lovely memories and has played an important part in all of our lives, not just Lucy’s. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • EACH helped us with coping mechanisms and special ways of remembering Stanley. Brad, Stanley's Dad

The Treehouse

St. Augustine’s Gardens,
Ipswich, IP3 8NS


Church Lane, Milton,
Cambridge, CB24 6AB


Quidenham , Norwich,
Norfolk, NR16 2PH