Information for professionals

Our hospice offers a range of personalised care for a child with a life-limited or life-threatening condition, which is provided by a versatile team of professional staff


Children’s palliative care seeks to provide a child with the best quality of life possible from the time that they are diagnosed with a serious illness and need palliative care, until the point where specialist palliative services are no longer required, or until the end of their life. Palliative care isn’t just about physical care such as pain relief, but also emotional, social and spiritual support.

We offer a range of services to support children and their families, from respite and step down care to groups and therapy. Find out more about the care services we offer.

Staff and volunteers at Richard House Children’s Hospice work hard to ensure that all children and young people are cared for in a safe, secure and caring environment. The palliative care that we give to children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions acknowledges their individual physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs. Read our safeguarding statement.

Find out more about referring a child and acceptance criteria.

Information for Student nurses

If you have any questions please get in touch with a member of our team on 020 7540 0242