More local families are coming to Claire House than ever before and we can no longer cope with demand. We need to build a new children’s hospice in Liverpool, increase the care we offer families in their homes and help more children at our hospice on the Wirral.
When we first opened our doors in 1998 we were only looking after ten families, now it is over 300. In the last six years alone, our referrals have gone up by 84%. Other significant changes include the provision of more emergency care and the rapidly increasing numbers of neonatal (baby) referrals.
Claire House has gained lots of experience over the last 20 years, but sadly we cannot stretch what we have any further. There is an urgent need to provide the lifeline 24/7 care which is vital to so many children and their families.
To meet the demand, we need to have two children’s hospices, one on the Wirral and one in Liverpool, and to extend our services out into the community – so whenever and wherever families need help, we are there.
We need your support to help make this a reality.