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 We understand that a lot of families have very busy and hectic lives, so we thought it would be useful to put together a list to remind you of what you need to bring when you come to stay at the hospice. We hope you find it useful!


  • Labelled, in date, sufficient for stay
  • Proof of current dosage
  • Emergency meds


  • Feed pump with charger – syringes, giving sets
  • Spare Mickey button and extension sets
  • Suction machine and charger
  • Monitoring equipment
  • Oxygen cylinders – allow enough for journeys and outings
  • Splints and AFO’s
  • All equipment must be serviced regularly


  • Nappies/pad, wet wipes, nappy sacks and cream if required
  • Toiletries shower gel/soap
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Toothpaste and brush
  • Brush, comb, hair accessories
  • Body lotion, deodorant
  • Lip balm
  • Sun lotion in summer months


  • Appropriate to season – sun hats, wet weather clothing, hats, scarves
  • Pyjamas
  • Shoes
  • Swim wear, swim nappies or equivalent
  • Favourite toy
  • Anything you think your child may require 
  • 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 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
  • 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 has helped us keep Stanley’s memory alive. And allows us to look to the future Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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