The nook appeal is our vision to transform children’s palliative care in Norfolk and North Suffolk and deliver even better children’s hospice care services. This includes a new purpose-built hospice in the heart of Norfolk, called the nook.
The new site will replace our current hospice in Quidenham, a building not designed or equipped in the way our other two hospices are. Given its age and design we can’t develop the building more than we already have. Accessibility and flexibility is really limited and there just isn’t the scope to expand. It’s on two floors with narrow doorways and corridors and just a single small lift to allow wheelchair access upstairs.
Quidenham (pictures below) has been an incredible home-from-home for many families but we already support 50% more children, young people and family members in Norfolk and North Suffolk than from our other hospices. We believe families in Norfolk and North Suffolk need to receive the very best services in an accessible purpose-built environment.
EACH currently provides specialist care and support for 364 children and young people with an additional 452 family members receiving face-to-face therapeutic support. With high demand for our services delivered from Quidenham, we are caring for 128 children and young people and 219 family members from Norfolk and North Suffolk. The nook will enable us to offer greater choice in a much improved, significantly larger, and more appropriate environment to meet the increased demand for our services and to meet the changing and complex needs of the children and young people we care for. This will positively impact on care delivered both in the hospice and in the community throughout Norfolk and North Suffolk.
We have launched a fundraising campaign to raise £10 million to make our vision a reality.
See our vision