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How to make a referral

Referrals usually come from families or health professionals such as consultants, GPs, hospital and community nurses.

We provide care and support to families living within Berkshire and the surrounding counties who meet the eligibility criteria. If your child has been diagnosed with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition, they may be eligible for our services. 

Can my child access the service?

If you are unsure if your child meets our eligibility criteria, please give us a call on 01628 822777 and we can provide you with further information and advice.

The referral process

To make a referral please complete the referral form and send it back to us.
There are a number of ways to do this:

By post

Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service, Snowball Hill, Woodlands Park Avenue, Berkshire, SL6 3LU

By email

Request or return a completed referral form via:
care@alexanderdevine.org

By phone

Call 01628 822777 to request a referral form
 

The referral is assessed at our referral meeting to ensure the child meets our criteria and that we are able to help.
Following this process a member of Alexander’s Care Team will meet with the family to explain more about our service and how we can help.

Young boy smiling and cuddling toy monkey.

Jude’s story

“Initially we were worried when we heard we were being referred to a hospice as our first thoughts were ‘end of life’. However, we have seen first-hand the amazing support Alexander Devine gives families like ours and the difference it makes to the lives of children like Jude”

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Playtime just got more magical at our hospice!✨

Thank you so much to Lifelites for their latest donation of assistive and inclusive technology to help enrich the lives of the children and young people that we support.

Today Lifelites has been training members of Alexander’s Care Team on how to use all the new equipment and toys including Eyegaze which helps children with limited movement or restricted speech communicate and take control for themselves, using just the movement of their eyes. With most of the equipment easily portable, it means there are no limits to where and when we can play!

It was wonderful to be joined by some of our families to celebrate the donation of this new technology and, of course, have a play!

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We are so grateful to the National Lottery Awards for helping to fund the important development of our Family Support programme.

The increased need to develop our Family Support programme has been driven by an increasing number of children with complex needs and a rising number of bereaved families. Thanks to National Lottery Awards’ generous donation of £9,250, we are able to widen the support we can give families including the recruitment of our Family Support Worker, parent group meetings and special events such as our remembrance days.

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📣Please join us in giving our amazing London marathon runners a big cheer! 🙌

Tracey, James and Fraser - we are so proud of you and wish you the best of luck for today.

Go #TeamDevine!

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