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Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice

Our key aims are: To provide holistic palliative care which exceeds the Care Quality Commission's Standards and Regulations, and meets the diverse needs of all the families we support. This includes services that are delivered within our in house provision and treatment and care that is delivered in the child's own home. To provide services for families that they would choose for themselves and which support them in their journey and improve their long term outcomes. Bluebell Wood's vision is to continually develop specialist services that strive to meet the individual needs of our children, young people and families. Our Values are: Working together, always treating others with respect, while acting with integrity, in order to cultivate trust within a supportive environment. Valuing all supporters and volunteers, together with their gifts and being committed to make every penny count. Recognising difference and embracing diversity, giving choices, and always making the time to listen to needs. Creating a place where our children, young people and families can live with love and laughter. Acknowledging that each family is unique in their needs and wishes and that they are at the heart of all we do.


Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice offers care and support to children and young people with a shortened life expectancy, both in their own home and at our hospice in North Anston.

Our highly specialist care team look after children with a vast range of complex medical needs and we support the whole familiy on their journey offering short respite breaks, day care provision, community support, crisis intervention and end of life treatment and care.

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Comments from beneficiaries & partners

Brendan’s Story
When we were first approached about coming to Bluebell Wood with Brendan I was horrified. Why on earth would we want to go to a place like that? Did they think we weren’t coping well with his condition? All sorts of negatives and no positives were going through my mind. When we were finally persuaded to come for a ‘look around’ we sat for quarter of an hour in the car park before finally venturing in.

Well I am never one to admit that I am wrong, but boy was I wrong about Bluebell Wood. From the moment we walked through the door it felt right. It wasn’t the ‘dour’ sad place I had expected it to be and I couldn’t wait to get booked in for our first stay. On the first stay I did do most of Brendan’s care, this was more to do with the fact that I didn’t want to be thought of as lazy as opposed to not trusting the staff to look after our ‘special boy’. We are much more at ease with this now and we just do as much or as little as we want and just recharge our batteries, whilst our ‘special friends’, as we have come to think of the staff, take care of not only Brendan but all of us as a family.

Brendan has recently been very poorly and we came over from Sheffield Children’s Hospital to Bluebell Wood for him to be taken off the ventilator. We were treated with so much compassion, but not pity. When we were waiting for Brendan to arrive, our family were all provided with rooms to sleep in as we spent what we thought would be our last stay. The strange things that go through your mind at such a time are sometimes difficult to fathom and the one thing that really bothered me was the fact that we had never had a family photo taken with us all in it. I spoke to a member of the care team about it and within an hour she told me that it had been organised. Those photos will be treasured forever and also the memories that go with it.

Thankfully Brendan pulled through and we took him home, I don’t know how we would have coped without the support of the wonderful people at Bluebell Wood. When asked what Bluebell Wood means to us I could say many things. Support, care, love and friendship. Some of the people we have met at the parents and grandparents group will be lifelong friends I am sure. Bluebell Wood is as vital as the air we breathe and just as important. So without wanting to gush I want to say a huge thank you to everyone at Bluebell Wood for everything they do and for carrying the load when we need it the most. It really is appreciated.

Denise Currie

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Company Limited by Guarantee No: 5809663.
Registered Charity No: 1076958.

Contact Details

Cramfit Rd, North Anston
S25 4AJ
T: 01909 517360

Geographical area served

  • Town Centre
  • Eastwood
  • Clifton
  • East Dene
  • Wellgate
  • Canklow
  • Broom
  • Broom Valley
  • Herringthorpe
  • Moorgate
  • Morthen
  • Springwell Gardens
  • Valley and Whiston
  • Blackburn
  • Ferham
  • Greasbrough
  • Masbrough
  • Kimberworth
  • Kimberworth Park
  • Meadowbank
  • Munsbrough
  • Rockingham
  • Scholes
  • Thornhill
  • Thorpe Hesley
  • Wingfield
  • Brampton Bierlow
  • Harley
  • Swinton
  • Wath
  • Wentworth
  • West Melton
  • Upper Haugh
  • Dalton
  • East Herringthorpe
  • Hooton Roberts
  • Kilnhurst
  • Parkgate
  • Rawmarsh
  • Ravenfield
  • Ravenfield Common
  • Thryberg
  • Brecks part of Herringthorpe
  • Bramley
  • Flanderwell
  • Hellaby
  • Hooton Levitt
  • Maltby
  • Sunnyside
  • Wickersley
  • Dinnington
  • Slade Hooton
  • Firbeck
  • Letwell
  • Girdingwells
  • Woodsett
  • Thorpe Salvin
  • South & North Anston
  • Harthill
  • Kiveton Park
  • Wales
  • Hardwick
  • Laughton Common
  • Laughton-en-le-Morthen
  • Letwell
  • Aston
  • Aughton
  • Brinsworth
  • Catcliffe
  • Fence
  • Thurcroft
  • Treeton
  • Ulley
  • Brampton-en-le-Morthen
  • Orgreave
  • Wentworth North
  • Wentworth South
  • Wentworth Valley
  • Rotherham North
  • Rotherham South
  • Rother Valley West
  • Rother Valley South

Age ranges served

  • Early years 0-5
  • Primary 5-9
  • Primary 9-11
  • Secondary 11-13
  • Secondary 13-16
  • 16-19
  • 19-25 (for young people with disabilities and special needs)


Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice employs 70 staff.



Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice has 70 volunteers.


Children aged 0 to 15 - We work with 120 children per year and these are children with life shortening conditions, complex and multiple disabilities including complex health needs. Young people aged 15 to 25 - We would with 40 young people per year and these young people have life shortening conditions, complex and multiple disabilities including complex health needs. Families - we work with 220 families per year - we work with bereaved families as well as current users of the service


Bluebell Wood is person centred, holistic and provides approachable and flexible care

And for the Future...

Additional information

  • Vat registered
  • Nominated Child Protection Officer
  • CRB checks

Policies in Place

  • Child Protection Policy
  • Safeguarding Policy
  • Equality & Diversity Policy
  • Health & Safety Policy
  • Recruitment & Selection Policy
  • Safe Lone Working Policy
  • Confidentiality Policy
  • Data Protection Policy
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Complaints Procedure
  • Internet and Email Usage Policy
  • Disciplinary and Grievance Procedure
  • Environmental Policy
  • Disability Discrimination Act Compliant
  • Marketing/Publicity Policy
  • Business Continuity Policy
  • User Involvement/Participation Policy
  • Service Users are involved in developing the service
  • Common Assessment Framework
  • Training and Development Plan