A splashing good time!

When we opened our hydrotherapy pool in May the smiles on the faces of the children and parents that came to try it out said it all. Our hydrotherapy pool is a space that will give families the chance to have fun, relax and spend special times together making wonderful memories.

One of the first children to have a splash was five-year-old Pippa Wilkinson, who has a life-limiting condition. Her mother, Danielle Wilkinson, said:

“Pippa absolutely loves being in the water but taking her to most public swimming pools is not possible. Being able to give her an opportunity to enjoy the water in surroundings that can meet her needs, makes it an enjoyable time for us all.”

Ahead of opening the pool, the Alexander Care Team underwent extensive safety and physiotherapy training, as well as rigorous testing of the chemical and the temperature levels. The team have also been preparing a personalised plan for each child and the numbers of staff required for their use of the pool.

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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