The J’s Hospice

The Js Hospice webpage

The Js Hospice webpage

The J’s Hospiceis based on Church Street in Great Baddow. They provide hospice and respite care services to young adults with  life limiting and life threatening conditions between the ages of 16 and 40 years.

Speak to Katherine Barrett (Clinical Secretary) for information about care services and Dominique Brunning (Fundraising Manager) for information about fundraising.

Care is provided for people with cancer, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, Juvenile Huntington’s disease and many other conditions. In many cases the condition results in disability.

Their focus in on providing good care and symptom control to improve well being. Care is provided within the patient’s own homes. This is extremely important to ensure that families are not separated during times of illness. When a young person falls seriously ill time in hospital invariably means time away from parents, friends, partners and children.

The J’s Hospice also provides:

  • Specialist advice and support
  • Expert advice in transition from children’s to adult services
  • Practical nursing care for symptom control, pain relief, monitoring medication
  • Respite care in the home
  • Counselling with a qualified professional
  • Chaplaincy for spiritual support
  • Music therapy
  • Complementary therapies
  • Volunteer drivers
  • Family support
  • Young Adult Groups
  • End of life care
  • Bereavement support

The J’s organise many charity events throughout the year. Their most recent fundraising event is the Chelmsford Marathon. They also raise money through walks, bike rides, golf days, boxing evenings, charity quizzes, triathlon, mountain climbing and international treks.

  2 comments for “The J’s Hospice

  1. Judith Way
    December 23, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    Hello there!
    Much of this information about the J’s Hospice is now out of date.
    Please could you update the details when you have the opportunity to do so.
    Thank you,
    Judith.
    ( J’s volunteer)

    • February 14, 2018 at 11:36 am

      Just send in the up to date info please.

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