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MCN Clinical Steering Group

The MCN Clinical Steering Group members are:

  • David Vickers (Chair), EACH Medical Director and Consultant Paediatrician, Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust
  • Pat Sartori, Consultant in Paediatric Palliative & Supportive Care, Addenbrookes Hospital
  • Linda Maynard, Nurse Consultant Children's Palliative Care Nurse, EACH
  • Richard Brown, Consultant Paediatrician, Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Charlotte Downing, Paediatric Nursing Lead, Suffolk Community Healthcare
  • Sarah Barnes, Assistant Director for Specialist Children’s Services Provide
  • Katherine Piccinelli, Consultant Paediatrician, West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
  • Jenny Fryer, Assistant Director of Community Services Norfolk
  • Barbara Piel, Consultant Paediatrician, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kings Lynn
  • Sian Hooban, Service Manager for Community Children’s Nursing Services, Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust
  • Roddy O’Donnel, Consultant PICU Addenbrookes Hospital
  • Florence Watson, Consultant Neonatologist, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Jane Haley, SCN Manager – Maternity New-born Children and Young People (MNC&YP) NHS England (East of England)
  • Deepa Krishnakumar. Paediatric Neurology Consultant, Addenbrookes Hospital
  • 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
  • The play specialists are excellent and I also get inspiration from the activities they organise. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • 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 helped us with coping mechanisms and special ways of remembering Stanley. Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • EACH has helped us keep Stanley’s memory alive. And allows us to look to the future 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • I really love going to the hospice. I’ve made friends there and get to do loads of fun stuff. Renee
  • 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

The Treehouse

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


Church Lane, Milton,
Cambridge, CB24 6AB


Quidenham , Norwich,
Norfolk, NR16 2PH