St Oswald’s Children’s Hospice, based in Gosforth, Newcastle, provides short breaks to young people with progressive, life shortening conditions. Our purpose-built facility includes a sensory room and play and music therapy rooms so that children and young people are able to do ‘normal’ everyday things.

The expert team includes doctors, nurses, social workers, chaplaincy, bereavement support workers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and complementary therapists.

Over 50 children and their families directly benefit from the work of St Oswald’s Children’s Hospice each year. The Hospice makes no charge for its specialist services – ensuring care is available to everyone who needs it.

What families who use St Oswald’s Children’s Hospice say… 

“St Oswald’s is a family to us. I call you our guardian angels. Leaving our son for a short break is a much needed time away not only for Dominic but also for our family. There are five of us and we couldn’t function as a family without your support. Dominic does loads of different activities at the Hospice and we know he is in safe hands with the one to one care he receives.”

“Although Aaron gets a lot out of his visits and enjoys being with other children when he comes to St Oswald’s, Alan and I get a lot out of it too – we get the chance to sleep! Aaron’s complex needs means that he struggles to sleep so we can be up 12 to 15 times with him on a bad night. When he’s in the Hospice it gives us a bit of time out.”

If you would like to make a donation to support the work of St Oswald’s Children’s Hospice, please text GNSD16 £5* to 70070 or visit our donation page. 

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