Jessie May

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35 Old School House,Britannia Road
BS15 8DB

0117 9582174

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Jessie May supports families who have children with life limiting illnesses. Children who will sadly not live to reach adulthood. Families with a terminally ill child often find juggling round the clock care with everyday tasks an overwhelming struggle. Parents and their children cannot do the things you and I take for granted; things like having a job, going on a family outing, or simply being able to sleep through the night.

Our nurses visit these families in their own homes, providing expert care for terminally ill children. These visits allow parents to step away from their caring responsibilities for a few hours, enabling them to pop out to the shops, help their other children with their homework or simply to sit down and eat dinner. Our service is so special because it enables a parent to have a break, confident that their son or daughter is in the care of someone who understands the complexities of their medical needs, and crucially someone they trust.  Jessie May is providing a vital service in the heart of the Bristol community – no other organisation in the Bristol area offers this type of care, including the NHS.

In addition to respite care at home, Jessie May also offers nurse’s telephone support, bereavement support,  group respite days and family fun days.  Jessie May also provides end of life care, giving families the option for their child to die at home, in their own bedroom, surrounded by the things and people they love.

There are of course things we cannot do: we cannot cure, we cannot change a diagnosis, but we can add life to their days.


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