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How to make a referral

 Anyone can make a referral but usually they 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 the Alexander Care Team will meet with the family to explain more about our service and how we can help.

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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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Happy Friday everyone ☀️

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Our gardening club volunteers took delivery of a very special gift this month - a fantastic John Deere sit on mower, which was very generously donated to us by Farol Ltd.

Matt Vellacott, Managing Director at Farol, told us "we are very pleased and proud to help such a worthy cause.”

The new mower was delivered by Farol Twyford's Manager, Barry Sharp. He kindly spent the morning with our volunteers giving them a tutorial on looking after it and showing them how to use it.

Children and families love using the outside space at our beautiful hospice and the new mower will make it so much easier to maintain our grounds for them to enjoy.

Thank you Matt, Barry and all at Farol for your wonderful and generous donation, it really will make a world of difference.
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Well done to these Spartan heroes! 💪

We are so proud of the team from OpenText office in Reading who took on the mighty Spartan Obstacle Race in Henley earlier this month.

For those unfamiliar with Spartan races, they are obstacle courses that test speed, strength and endurance. The OpenText team had to conquer 20 off-road obstacles, including climbing walls, crawling under wire, traversing monkey bars, spear throws and of course lots of mud!

An amazing challenge and they managed to raise over £725! 👏
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