This week Jessie May are taking part in Childrens Hospice Week; a national awareness and fundraising campaign for children’s palliative care services.
Each day this week, one of the Jessie May nurses will give a little insight into their role at our hospice at home charity. Because that’s what we are – our amazing nurses provide care in the homes of local terminally ill children and their families, providing vital respite care, end of life care and bereavement support.
Our nurses are qualified childrens nurse, meaning parents can leave their child at home with them, safe in the knowledge that they will be getting the best possible care. But the support they offer isn’t limited to nursing care. In addition to respite visits, the Jessie May nurses can also offer advice to parents on a whole range of matters relating to caring for their child, including practical advice and emotional support.
This #ChildrensHospice Week, we invite you to learn more about Jessie May and what fantastic work our nurses carry out in children’s homes.
#ChildrensHospiceWeek – Jessie May Nurse Annette Aspray
What’s your favourite thing about being a Jessie May nurse?
My favourite thing about being a Jessie May Nurse is being given the opportunity to spend quality time with the children and families that I care for and to know that I am able to make a positive difference to their lives.
What do you think makes Jessie May special?
The team that make up the Jessie May family. We all have the same goals and do our very best to ensure we support our families the best we can.
Describe a typical day for you as a Jessie May nurse
No day is the same as a Jessie May nurse! The best days are when you are on visits and are able to get out for walks to listen to the birds singing and feel the sun or breeze on your face – obviously this is British weather permitting or if we can’t get out then staying in and reading stories or listening to music and blowing bubbles.