“The care and amenities are testament to the dedication and commitment of the staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to create a welcoming and hospitable environment” – MP Jo is given a guided tour of The Treehouse

Suffolk MP Jo Churchill hailed the “compassion and dedication” of children’s hospice staff after being given a guided tour of The Treehouse.

Jo Churchill, who represents Bury St Edmunds, Stowmarket and Needham Market, was shown around the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) base in Ipswich by Chief Executive Phil Gormley and Service Manager Nathan Muskett.

She saw the sensory room and hydrotherapy room and described her tour as “truly inspiring”.

“It was a privilege to visit The Treehouse, to see and hear about the incredible work EACH does providing palliative care to children with life-limiting conditions, and the support they give families,” said Mrs Churchill.

“The compassion and dedication shown by the staff is truly inspiring and their provision of care when it’s needed most is an essential source of comfort and support for families facing the most challenging times.

“I had the opportunity to explore the impressive range of facilities, including a multi-sensory studio, hydrotherapy pool, music room, play areas, and specialised outdoor equipment, offering a safe and fun environment for children, and a space for families to find moments of rest and relaxation.

“The care and amenities are testament to the dedication and commitment of the staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to create a welcoming and hospitable environment for all.”

Mrs Churchill visited The Treehouse on Friday, 10th February.

Notes to Editors

“EACH has made us all feel part of an extended family and, thanks to staff and fellow families, we’re not alone with problems. We always leave The Treehouse feeling positive, stronger and thankful.”

  • We care for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk, and support their families.
  • We offer families flexibility and control over where they receive their care and support, including where their child dies – at home, in hospital or at one of three hospices at Milton (Cambridge), The Nook (Norfolk) and The Treehouse (Ipswich).
  • Our family-centred approach includes specialist nursing care, symptom management support, short breaks, wellbeing activities, therapies and counselling, all meeting the individual needs of the child, young person and whole family.
  • We are recognised as leaders in our field, with a reputation for excellence and commitment to pioneering development and innovation.
  • We rely on voluntary donations for the majority of our income and this year need to raise £5.8 million from fundraising and £6.5 million in income from our shops. The year before the pandemic we received just 16% of our total income from statutory sources.
  • EACH Royal Patron –Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales.
  • For more information about EACH, including forthcoming events and how you can help raise funds,visit each.org.uk or call our Suffolk fundraisers on 01473 917965.

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For further information about this release please contact:

Matt Plummer | Media and PR Manager | 07738 328058 | Matt.Plummer@each.org.uk


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