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New hospice for Wiltshire children

The Blagrave Trust is delighted to welcome Julia’s House Devizes, a new Wiltshire children’s hospice, which opened on Saturday, 6th May.

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The hospice was opened by actor Martin Clunes and its arrival was made possible entirely through fundraising by community groups, businesses and individuals with a concern for Wiltshire.

The hospice has a child-friendly Neolithic theme throughout and includes a large open-plan space for respite sessions, play and activities, a sensory room, three bedrooms and the Pegasus Suite, for end of life care.

Following the official opening, the new hospice will undergo  a formal 10-week long inspection process to gain Care Quality Commission approval before welcoming the first families in July.

Julia’s House has been offering community-based care in Wiltshire for more than three years, mainly in the southern half of the county.  The new centrally-based hospice will now give families county-wide access to frequent, flexible care, both in the hospice and in their own homes. We are delighted to have played a part in its success.