A CHILDREN’S hospice is looking to recruit three people to extend its community service in Hampshire.
Naomi House, near Winchester, helps children suffering from life-threatening illnesses, and their families.
At the moment staff at the hospice need to come off the rota, in order to provide the specialist care in homes.
But now the hospice at home service will be expanding, starting with the recruitment of three people, and will be starting in Hampshire
It will then be rolled out to families in Wiltshire, Dorset, Berkshire, West Sussex, the Isle of Wight and Surrey.
Chris Robinson, chief executive at Naomi House, said: ‘We know from many families, that help in their own home is really practical and helpful.
‘This is the next logical step in our development. We want to work with existing local services, be they from the NHS or other delivery agents, and work in partnership and collaboration wherever possible.
‘It is an exciting time for Naomi House as we look at a number of ways to further enhance the valuable service we offer children and their families.’
It is hoped over time, Naomi House will be in a position to offer a similar service to teenagers and young adults currently cared for at Jacksplace.
The hospice will begin setting up the hospice at home team by recruiting staff.