Interested in working in children's palliative care?

If you want to know more about the varied, exciting and rewarding roles at Alexander Devine, please join us at our Careers Morning on Saturday 1st October

Take a tour of our hospice

Aaron and Habibah are two of the amazing young people that we support and they have created this very special virtual tour of our children’s hospice.

Caring for the child and the whole family

We offer a range of care and support services for children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions, and their families.

Read about some of ways we help families in their own homes, in the community or at our hospice.

You can change lives

Not only could your Will help secure your family’s future, it could also help ensure the future of  our much-needed children’s hospice service. And it won’t cost you a penny right now.

Find out more about leaving a gift in your Will and our free online Will writing service.

It's our 15th Birthday!

2022 is a special year for our charity. It was 15 years ago that our charity was founded, inspired and in memory of a remarkable little boy, Alexander.

Since then, we’ve given hundreds of children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions, and their families, the specialist care and support that they need.

What we do

We provide specialist care and support to children with life-limiting and

life-threatening conditions, and their families, across Berkshire and into surrounding counties.

Alexander Devine Dolphin mascot with fundraising bucket.
You can help

Our vital work is only possible because of the kindness and support of wonderful people like you! 

 

Alexander
About us

Alexander is the inspiration for our children’s hospice service, an extraordinary and brave boy who sadly passed away at the age of 8 from a rare brain tumour.

Boy in wheelchair laughing with Alexander Devine nurse.
Join the team

We are looking for dedicated individuals to join our dynamic team as we continue to develop and grow our children’s hospice service.

It costs around £2.33 million to run our children’s hospice service each year

150+

children and their families we currently support 

17,185+

hours of care and support for families in the past year 

78%

of what we need to cover our costs comes from donations, fundraising and gifts in Wills

Our services

We understand that having a child with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition can impact on everything you do. That’s why we care for the child and the whole family.

Our holistic approach is bespoke for every child and family in order to provide the best possible care and support that they need. 

As well as the clinical care, we open up opportunities for children and their siblings to experience fun, joy and adventures, and help families make precious memories for as long as they have.

Respite care

Specialist play

Symptom management

Family support

End of life care

Bereavement support

Need our help?

The word hospice should not seem scary and getting support from us doesn’t have to mean a child’s death is imminent. Helping to enrich the lives of the children and their families is at the heart of our service, our end of life and bereavement support is just a part of what we do.

Our children’s hospice service covers the whole of Berkshire and into surrounding counties. If you think your child may be eligible for our services, please do get in touch.

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Last week we had the pleasure of welcoming the Mayor of the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, Cllr Christine Bateson, to our children’s hospice in Maidenhead.

It was a wonderful opportunity to show her our amazing state-of-the-art facilities and talk about the vital support we give to local children and their families, all made possible by donations and fundraising.

There are many misconceptions about what children’s hospice care is all about. Not many people understand the all-encompassing care that children’s hospice services like ours provide to children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions, and their families. As well as the specialist clinical care, our holistic and bespoke approach aims to provide the best possible support for each child and family. This includes support such as much-needed respite, specialist play for children and their siblings, symptom management, family support services, end of life care and bereavement support. As well as at our children’s hospice in Maidenhead, Alexander’s Care Team provides support in the family home and the community, including hospitals and schools.

With facilities at our hospice such as a hydrotherapy pool, sensory room and accessible playground, we offer opportunities for children and their siblings to experience fun, joy and adventures, and help families make precious memories for as long as they have. For some of these children and their families, we will support them for many years, for others it may be a shorter period of time.

During the visit, our CEO Fiona introduced the mayor to our some of our wonderful volunteers and members of Alexander’s Care Team. However, we think it was Thomas and Keanu’s big smiles that definitely proved to be the highlight of the visit!

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We were very grateful to receive a donation of amazing mental health awareness self-care packages from Charlotte, founder of a lovely local small business called MindFill. They work with a range of clients to curate beautiful and bespoke branded care packages to help with employee wellness.

Thank you for thinking of us, what a lovely treat!
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Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service is the operating name of Alexander Devine Children’s Cancer Trust. A company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales No. 5757493

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