The Holly Private Hospital offers unique support to Haven House Children’s Hospice

The Holly Private Hospital is offering an early Christmas present to Haven House Children’s Hospice.

The children’s hospice is undertaking some essential building works in early January 2018 to create café facilities for families to enjoy, a new bigger lift and essential refurbishment to bedrooms. This vital work will greatly improve accessibility for children and their families however it does mean that some crucial areas of the hospice, such as the children’s bedrooms, play and day facilities will be inaccessible for several months. 

Rather than closing down essential residential and day care services to the hundreds of children and young people with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions who rely on Haven House, the hospice is temporarily moving their clinical services to friendly neighbour, The Holly Private Hospital. For the duration of the building project, the hospice will take over four patient bedrooms, a day room and an office at the award-winning local private hospital.  The Haven House team will still be responsible for and deliver all clinical care provided to hospice service users and their families during this time.

The temporary relocation means that Haven House can continue their vital work of supporting children and young people aged from birth to 19 years old and their families.

All therapeutic support such as physiotherapy, music therapy and yoga therapy will continue to be provided in the Holistic Care Centre at Haven House and will not be affected by the building work.

Speaking about this fantastic show of support Mike Palfreman, CEO of Haven House said “We are delighted and very grateful to The Holly Private Hospital both for their longstanding support of Haven House and for offering use of their premises for the period of our building work. Having access to such wonderful premises means we and the children and families we support can be confident care will be able to continue to our normal excellent standards, without disruption of our services. We are very much looking forward to working alongside The Holly’s excellent staff and to building an even stronger partnership long into the future”.

David Henderson, Hospital Director at The Holly Private Hospital said, “We have long been supporters of the wonderful work carried out by Haven House Children’s Hospice and our staff regularly host events here at the hospital to help raise money for the hospice. When we heard Haven House might have to close their doors for three months to carry out this essential work we knew we had to find a way to try and help them. We’re delighted to be welcoming Haven House and all the children, young people and families who use their services.”

Project timeline

  • The Haven House building project will take place from early January and last approximately 3 months.
  • During the building project, the hospice clinical team will be based at The Holly Private Hospital. All other hospice staff will still be based at Haven House.
  • Haven House will move their clinical equipment to the hospital on 5th January 2018.
  • The first hospice patients will start to use the facilities at the hospital from Monday 8th January 2018.
  • The project is expected to be completed within three to four months.


About The Holly Private Hospital
The award-winning Holly Private Hospital is based in Buckhurst Hill, Essex.  A wide choice of medical specialties are available ranging from cardiology to ear, nose and throat (ENT); gastroenterology; general medicine and surgery; gynaecology; haematology; oncology, orthopaedics, paediatrics, pain management, urology and much more.

The Holly Private Hospital is committed to offering first-class independent healthcare in a safe, comfortable and welcoming environment; one in which we would be happy to treat our own families.

About Haven House Children’s Hospice
Haven House has supported over 900 families, looking after children and young people aged from birth to 19 years old who have life-limiting or life-threatening conditions. 

Residential and community services extend across North and North East London, West Essex and East Hertfordshire, including respite and end-of-life care. 


Date: 23/11/2017