Chestnut Tree House is the children’s hospice for East and West Sussex and South East Hampshire and cares for children and young adults from 0-19 years of age with progressive life-limiting and life-shortening illnesses from all over the county.
Completed in 2003, the hospice provides a ‘home from home’ environment with 10 children’s bedrooms plus eight family rooms, a wet and dry play area, computer and music rooms, a multi-sensory room and hydrotherapy pool. The house is set in beautiful gardens within an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Our Community Team care for children and their families either in their own homes, or in the community, right across East and West Sussex and South East Hampshire. This can be many things, including routine respite sessions, trips out or support for the whole family if a child is in hospital.
Chestnut Tree House offers support for the whole family including psychological support, care in bereavement therapy, end of life and respite care and sibling support.
It costs over £3 million per year to provide our care services. Families are not charged for their care and the hospice receives less than 7% of our running costs from central government, so it relies completely on the generosity, help and support of the people of Sussex.