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The Paskin Children's Trust has pledged to provide Noah's Ark Hospice with a Sensory Room.

Thursday 10th March 2017

Building the Ark Appeal


Thanks to the generosity of the guests at the PCT's Annual Boxing Dinner, we have been able to pledge a minimum of £30k to Noah's Ark sensory room. Our intention is to furnish the sensory room with the very latest specialist equipment that is essential in bringing some relief to the children in their hospice care.


If you would like to support this project and help the PCT do more, please contact us.


Who we are

Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice provides care and support for babies, children and young people who have life-limiting and life-threatening conditions, enabling them to live life as fully as possible and achieve their aspirations. Delivering services in North London and Hertsmere, we also support families during their child’s life and help them face the future with hope after the death of their child and throughout bereavement.

The PCT is delighted to be supporting Noah's Ark Children's Hospice

A children’s hospice building for North London

Our Building the Ark Appeal is raising the funds required to construct North London’s only children’s hospice building.

Complementing our sector-renowned ‘hospice at home’ and community-based services, a hospice building will allow us to offer a wider breadth of care to more of the 1,169 babies, children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions in our catchment area.

The hospice will be built on a 7.5 acre nature reserve close to Barnet town centre and will provide an inspiring space for relaxation, adventure and for children and their families to connect with others facing similar
challenges. It will be a ‘home from home’ for children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions, where they will be given the time and space to be children and not just patients.


Noah's Ark Baby

“We use another hospice for overnight short breaks which is about 90 minutes away but an hour and a half in bad traffic is difficult with our son’s condition. He might have an epileptic fit on the way. We are desperate for a local hospice building for respite. For parents of a seriously ill child you never get the chance to recuperate. A local children’s hospice is not a luxury provision; it’s a necessity”

Mother of child receiving Noah’s Ark’s care


Why North London needs a children’s hospice building

There are 1,169 babies, children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions living in Noah’s Ark’s catchment area but there is no children’s hospice building in North London.

The hospice building will offer a range of children’s palliative care services that are not currently available in North London through the specialised and supportive setting of a children’s hospice, including:

* Delivery of 24-hour end-of-life-care, including specialised care for newborn babies

* Post-death care, including 24-hour family access to their child’s body and bereavement counselling in dedicated Bereavement Suites

* Overnight respite stays for children, giving them and their families valuable time to recuperate and recharge

* Sensory, music and art rooms

* Specially designed gardens and surroundings to provide sanctuary and peace for children and families

The nearest children’s hospice buildings to Noah’s Ark’s catchment area are Richard House in East London, Shooting Star Chase in Twickenham, Haven House in Essex and Keech Hospice in Bedfordshire.

Many families in North London find it difficult to access these facilities because of distance and transport challenges. Families also often struggle with the psychological upheaval of leaving their community and the Noah’s Ark support network.

Noah's Ark Disabled Child

A hub for children’s palliative care in North London

Noah’s Ark’s hospice building will be a hub for children’s palliative care services in North London, acting as a training and volunteer development base for both Noah’s Ark’s Care Team and our partners in the sector.


“Noah’s Ark is ideally placed to fill the need for additional palliative care services for children in North London. The hospice building will provide a central hub for local charities and health and social care service providers to work effectively in partnership and provide outstanding care to children and young people and their families”

Dr Finella Craig Consultant in Paediatric Palliative medicine,
Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


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