“Children’s Hospice at home”
Jessie May is a children’s hospice at home service and our nurses work throughout Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.
Our families face a terribly difficult journey and have many difficult decisions to make throughout their child’s life. Some children may be expected to die within a few weeks of birth or may have a long term condition that causes them to degenerate over a number of years.
All of the children we care for have extremely complex medical needs and Jessie May Nurses make respite visits for as long as they are needed – providing parents with expert help to care for their children, emotional support to help them cope with their worries and fears and relief from the acute isolation that the families we help so often feel. A trusting relationship between family and Nurse develops which helps Jessie May Nurses to deal with all the demands of their children’s physical care, including their medication, and they are ready to respond quickly to changes in a child’s condition.
Jessie May Nurses also use all of their skills and experience to provide fun and stimulating activities that help to enrich children’s short lives. When the time comes, Jessie May Nurses will provide children or babies with intensive end of life care and go on supporting their families through their loss for up to five years.
Our services are Free of Charge for every family
We would love to have you on Team Jessie May for the 2021 Bath Half! Every member of the team will get a Jessie May purple running vest and support along the way. We will be there on the day cheering you on and when you cross that finish line you will have made a huge difference to local families.