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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 
  • 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
  • I really love going to the hospice. I’ve made friends there and get to do loads of fun stuff. Renee
  • 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 has helped us keep Stanley’s memory alive. And allows us to look to the future Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • 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
  • The play specialists are excellent and I also get inspiration from the activities they organise. Heather, Lucy’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 helped us with coping mechanisms and special ways of remembering Stanley. Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

The Nook

Pigot Lane, Framingham Earl
Norfolk, NR14 7PX