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 offers specialist care and support for 371 children and young people with an additional 385 family members being offered face-to-face therapeutic support. With high demand in Norfolk we are caring for 139 children and young people and 166 family members. The nook will allow us to do this while offering greater choice in a much improved, significantly larger and more appropriate environment. 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