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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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This December we want to share with you some of the different ways we bring comfort and joy to the children and families that we support, all thanks to your support.

It's Day 1 and look who's behind today's door...

Life for Harry is very different to most children his age. 5 year old Harry was born with a rare neurological condition called Moebius syndrome. It means he can’t smile, blink or move his eyes. He is also very weak and can’t sit up or walk. He struggles to swallow so is fed through a peg tube.

Harry’s family are determined to make sure Harry has every opportunity to experience things other children his age do. And visits to our hospice do just that. As well as an opportunity for much-needed respite for his parents, it is also the chance for Harry to have fun, whether that is splashing in the pool, playing in the playground or enjoying music therapy.

You can help continue to bring comfort and joy to children like Harry by donating to our Christmas Appeal ➡www.alexanderdevine.org/christmas

#ComfortandJoy #DevineChristmasAppeal #WatchShareDonate
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"Our Christmas wish is that our Mum can keep doing the best job in the world and can keep looking after the children that need her. Please help our mum" - Eden and Theo

This festive season, Alexander’s Nurses like Abi, Eden and Theo's mum, will be making magical moments happen because of people like you.

Will you give what you can to help them bring comfort and joy to seriously-ill local children and their families this Christmas?

Watch our Christmas appeal and find out how you can help here ⬇️
️www.alexanderdevine.org/christmas

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It's nearly time Windsor!🎅🏃

Thank you so much to everyone that has signed up, we can't wait to see you all tomorrow!

➡ Don't forget you can save time tomorrow by collecting your Santa suit today! Head to Horler and Associates Limited today on Dedworth road in Windsor

➡Missed our deadline for signing up?
Don't worry you can come along to Batchelors Acre and register between 7.45am and 8.15am. £25 per adult and £12 for children.

Good luck Dashers!

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