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Children`s Hospice South West Charlton Farm
Children’s Hospice South West
Charlton Farm
Facts
• Charlton Farm and Little bridge House
provide hospice care for life limited
children and their families across the
South West.
• The whole family can stay and there are
Sibling support workers.
• Support extends to the whole family
through bereavement and beyond if need
be.
Charlton Farm
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Set in the countryside just outside Bristol
Has 8 rooms plus accommodation for familiy.
Sensory room and Jacuzzi
Games room, Music Room and Teenage room
Garden
What I gained
• Learnt how hospices work (wiped the
stereotype).
• Worked with many disabled children and
talked to the families.
• Grew confidence with gastrostomies and
hoists.
• Had fun!!
Challenges
• Getting used to the travelling in doing short
shifts.
• I experienced a child dying therefore a grieving
family. This was very hard as it was my first
experience.
• Getting used to the environment of working, very
different to clinical practice.
As much as I did enjoy it, it is a challenging
placement and may also be quite sad, however it
was a valuable experience and I am so glad I did it.
Contact details:
Charlton Farm
Charlton Drive
Wraxall
Bristol, BS48 1PE
Tel: 01275 866601
Manager: Nicola Orchard
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