Jessie May works in the homes of the families we support, we have no physical hospice, we travel so that the children don't have to. Our care team are currently supporting 180 families in Bristol, North Somerset, Bath & North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire and Swindon & Wiltshire.
During each 3 hour visit, the Jessie May nurse will take over the entire care of the child. Every visit from a Jessie May nurse provides something amazing:
Smiles - Every child deserves the chance to play and have fun, including those with terminal and life-limiting conditions. Respite visits give children a chance to play and interact as well as giving parents a much-needed break. Along with medical care, a visit from a Jessie May nurse provides smiles all round!
Comfort - Jessie May nurses provide a light during the darkest of times. They help families plan for the death of their child and provide bereavement support for up to five-years afterwards.
Expertise - If parents wish it, we will help them keep their child at home during the end of their life, by providing highly intensive, specialist care. We also help families plan for end of life, so that they’ve had a chance to think about what they want, including which medical interventions should or shouldn’t be used in the lead up to their child’s death.
Encouragement - We provide support and encouragement to families, including helping with concerns or questions about their child’s condition or care or signposting them to local groups or services that can help.
Could you help fund the most precious thing of all , time with a Jessie May Nurse.
£235 - the cost of each 3 hour visit from 1 nurse
£7000 a day to have all our nurses out in the community visiting families that need a helping hand caring for their child or receiving bereavement support.
And finally, it costs £41,000 to fund one of our Nurses for a whole year. What a difference this would make!
Could you fund a visit, a day, or a year? Any support you can offer would be truly appreciated, you will be making a real difference to real people and supporting families navigating the hardest journey