New rooms to be built at children's hospice

PUBLISHED: 08:00 12 November 2019

A second starborn room will be built at Childrens Hospice South West. Picture: Childrens Hospice South West

A second starborn room will be built at Childrens Hospice South West. Picture: Childrens Hospice South West

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Rooms will be built and improved at a Wraxall hospice.

Children's Hospice South West (CHSW), based at Charlton Farm, has been granted planning permission by North Somerset Council to improve access to its starborn room and meditation room.

The hospice will divide the starborn room, which is where children can lie after their death and allows for a private space for families to say their goodbyes, into two identical rooms and add a corridor for external access.

CHSW supports families who face the emotional and physical strain of caring for children who are not expected to live into adulthood.

A CHSW spokesman said there is a need to expand.

They added: "There is a need to provide an extra starborn room to cope with the increase on the demand of services.

"Works will improve the suitability of the hospice as well as provide an improved meditation and meeting room for families."

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