12
APR
2015

Milk kitchen installed at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice

A separate kitchen has been installed at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice so that children’s milk can be stored and prepared in one place.

The milk kitchen allows nursing and support staff in the Care Team at the North Anston based hospice to store and prepare feeds for children who cannot eat food. The kitchen means that staff can prepare the feeds in one dedicated place, ready to give to children in the hospice’s care. Previously, milk was stored and prepared in the hospice’s pharmacy.

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Sarah Branson, Care Team Manager, said: “Many of our children require specialist feeds and all have different amounts at varying points throughout a day. It is really important for us to have this dedicated milk kitchen for space and storage and many other reasons – including best practice.”

Bluebell Wood has a specialist team of care staff which supports children and young people with a shortened life expectancy, both in their own homes and at the hospice. The team looks after children with a vast range of complex medical needs, offering short breaks, day care provision, community support and end of life treatment and care.

As it costs £3m a year to run the charity’s vital services, DC Interiors, a company with premises in Maltby, Rotherham, and Edenthorpe, Doncaster, provided and installed the kitchen completely free of charge.

Stuart Allen, of DC Interiors, said: “We are delighted to be able to give something back to the community and it’s great to know it’ll make a positive difference. This is one of the bigger charity projects we have carried out recently and we are proud to be supporting Bluebell Wood in this way.”

For more information, contact Kayley Worsley, PR and Communications Manager at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice on (t) 01909 517360, (f) 0845 108 1580 (e) kayley.worsley@bluebellwood.org

  • Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice offers care and support to children and young people with a shortened life expectancy, both in their own homes and at our hospice in North Anston.
  • There are only 53 children’s hospices in the country so we care for over 200 children from across South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire, North Nottinghamshire and parts of North Lincolnshire.
  • It costs over £3 million a year to provide this vital service to families in the region, and we receive less than 10% statutory funding.
  • Our highly specialist care team look after children with a vast range of complex medical needs and we support the whole family on their life journey offering respite care, day care provision, community support and end of life treatment and care.